ISHLTConnect Help

ISHLTConnect "How-To" Help Guide, April 2015


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ISHLTConnect "How To" HELP GUIDE



Want to learn more about how to navigate the ISHLTConnect Online Community? Great! You've come to the right place. This guide contains simple, step-by-step instructions for using all of the features ISHLTConnect has to offer. Scroll through the document, or click on one of the links below to jump to a specific topic of interest.



TABLE OF CONTENTS:

SIGNING IN
MANAGING YOUR PROFILE
ACCESSING THE DISCUSSION FORUMS
USING THE MEMBER DIRECTORY
USING EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS
USING THE JOB BOARD
USING THE MENTORING PROGRAM




SIGNING IN

The ISHLTConnect website is http://community.ishlt.org. Once there, click the "SELECT LANGUAGE" link in the upper left corner. A drop down menu will appear and you can select any of the available languages. Then click the blue "Sign In" button.

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Now you are at the login page (see below). Your Username and Password are the same as your ISHLT Members Only Website username and password. If you do not remember your username and/or password, click the "Forgot password?" link and follow the instructions.

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Once logged in, you will be on the ISHLTConnect home page. From here, you can access all of the features that ISHLTConnect has to offer.




MANAGING YOUR PROFILE

ishltconnectAccess your Profile Page by clicking the down arrow button next to the profile icon, and clicking the "Profile" button. The blue "Profile" bar is a progress bar that tracks the completeness of your profile. As you complete more portions of your profile, the bar will gradually increase until your profile is complete.


From your Profile Page you can update your profile, upload a profile photo, manage your privacy settings, email preferences and subscriptions, view the ISHLT communities in which you are a member, and view your contacts. ishltconnect


To upload a profile photo, click on the "Actions" button to change or remove the photo.


Click on any of the green buttons to add information to your profile. You can also click on any of the tabs to view additional options (see below).

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MANAGE YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS, EMAIL PREFERENCES, AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

Click on the "My Account" tab and click on Privacy Settings to control what information you would like to share with other ISHLT members, Email Preferences to select which emails you would like to receive from ISHLTConnect, and Subscriptions to control how you would like to be notified (and the frequency) of activities in various councils and committees to which you are subscribed.




ACCESSING THE DISCUSSION FORUMS

The ISHLT Discussion Forums are a great way to communicate with other members! There are many ways to connect with ISHLT members:


Open Forum - The "Open Forum" allows members to post discussion topics, general questions and messages for the entire ISHLT membership audience. ishltconnectAll items posted in this Forum can be seen by all ISHLT members. This forum is open to all members, and everyone is automatically subscribed upon joining ISHLT.


All Communities - click on "All Communities" to view a list of all Communities that either you are already a member of or you can join. Click on the "Enter" button to the far right of the Community. If you are a member, you will be able to view the latest discussions, post a message, or view the list of members. If you are not a member of the Community, you will see instructions above the box on how to join.

My Communities - click on "My Communities" to view a list of all Communities in which you are a member. Click on any of the communities to view the latest discussions, post a message, view the list of members, or upload a document to the Library to share with members of that community.

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Once you enter a Community, click on the Discussions tab to view a list of subjects posted to the forum (left). Click on the hyperlink for each thread subject to view the conversation.


You can click on the Library tab to view documents shared with members. The Members tab lists the total number of members subscribed to the forum.


ishltconnectClick on any of the Thread Subjects to view the conversation thread. You can participate in the discussion by clicking on the Reply To Discussion button, or you can click on the blue arrow button to display additional options: Reply to Sender, Post a New Message to the community, Forward the message, or Print the message.


Post New Message - You can start a new discussion topic thread by posting a new message. Click on the green Post New Message button.

ishltconnectUse the "To" field to direct your message to the appropriate community. Enter a Thread Subject for your message, then click in the white space above your signature to create your message.


When finished, click the blue Send button at the bottom of the screen. Your message will be posted online, and your post will be emailed to all members subscribed to that community (within 24 hours).


Deleting a Discussion Post - Unfortunately, only Site Administrators can delete a post in ISHLTConnect. If a post needs to be removed, please email communications@ishlt.org for assistance.




USING THE MEMBER DIRECTORY

Finding fellow ISHLT members is simple. Click the Directory tab in the horizontal navigation bar to search for fellow members using their First or Last Name, Company Name, or Email Address. For more in-depth searches, use the Advanced Search tab to filter by Location, Professional Classification, Primary Hospital Affiliation, Current Academic Institution, or Community Type.

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USING EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

Depending on your subscription settings, you may receive emails updating you on the content of the communities of which you are a member. In these emails you will find several links which allow you to add content directly to the online community either in the form of a NEW message, or as a REPLY to the email you received.


For NEW messages, you can choose to "Post New Message Online" or "Post New Message via Email". Both options will post your message in the ISHLTConnect community, and both will send your message via email to the community's members. The difference is that the first option redirects you to the ISHLTConnect community's webpage to post your new message, but the second option does not. So if you want to view other discussion threads in the community, click the first option. If you just want to post a new message via email without accessing the ISHLTConnect community, click the second option.


For a REPLY to the email, you can choose either of the blue buttons to "Reply All Online" or "Reply All Email". These options work the same as above, but will post directly to the email discussion thread. You may also "Reply to Sender" which will send a private message to both the email and ISHLTConnect inbox of the person who posted the content.


Other Options - "View Thread" will open your browser directly to the discussion thread. "Recommend" will allow you mark the content as recommended, similar to "liking" something on Facebook. "Forward" will open your browser to the ISHLTConnect page allowing you to forward the content to others.




USING THE JOB BOARD

The Job Board Community is open to all ISHLT members and there is no cost to use it. ISHLT members can view opportunities currently posted by fellow members, or post any job opportunities available at their institution.


To access the Job Board, click on the Job Board link in the blue navigation bar. If you would like to post any opportunities, or be notified of opportunities as they are posted, just click the blue Join Community box on the Job Board page.




USING THE MENTORING PROGRAM

Engaging in the ISHLT Mentoring Program is a great way to help you find and connect with other members with similar interests! Our mentoring program reflects our commitment to your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find and connect with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world.


To enroll in the Mentoring Program, click on the Mentoring link in the blue navigation bar and follow the instructions.




Still have questions? Contact Susie Newton or Megan Barrett at the ISHLT Headquarters office for more assistance. Phone: 972-490-9495. Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Central.