When you are logged in as an authorized individual from a member organization
in a MISA chapter, the site turns into an interactive, feature-rich experience.
Here is a quick overview of what a member representative will see.
Member Area – Below are the members-only
feature descriptions. Some do not appear until you log in.
Under the Members Area navigation you will see these features:
1. Your Profile Home
– This collection of links is the same as those found in the Your Profile
section on the left side of the site.
2. Manage Your Profile –
Permits a member’s primary contact to manage the posted information, create
personal web pages and more.
3. Group Rooms - Chapter, Committee
& SIG team rooms. See the Groups Room information below.
4. Discussion Forums – Houses
"The Water Cooler” forum. As new general MISA forums are identified they
will be placed in the section.
5. Document Share – Member
representatives can upload documents to share with other members. These
documents could be policies you have created, RFP templates or anything else
you feel would be beneficial to others.
6. Who's Online Now – Viewers
can see what other member representatives are logged in and have enabled the
permission to enable others to chat with them. Click on the member and select
Group Rooms Navigation
Group Rooms is for interaction with MISA groups. When you sign in
as a member representative, all the Chapter, Committee and SIG group rooms will
appear as a fly-out from this menu.
There is a Group feed, which will be updated by group members when
they add new information to the room. Information can be shared in many ways.
Blogs, forums and photo galleries are all features that can be used to deliver
the MISA members’ information.
Blogs are a great way to see details or information in a timeline
fashion. You can also subscribe to these blogs, so you can be notified of any
new additions or changes.
Forums are another feature that can be used to create interactive
discussions on topics. You can also subscribe to these forums or just
individual topics. You can also subscribe to the Forum Digest, which will send
you a daily update of all changes or additions.
Viewing a Profile
When you view your organization’s profile, or that of another
member, you will see certain functions and features. These are controlled in
the Manage Profile section. If they are activated, you will see:
Feeds – These are populated by your
groups and connections. It can take up to one day to have feeds populated here,
but you will see them on the Group pages if you visit them.
Wall – This is your own personal
timeline where you can post updates to display on your wall or in your
connections feeds. This can also take up to a day to appear on others’ feeds.
Profile Pages – These are the custom pages you
can create from the Manage Profile section.
More – Clicking here gives you access
to Favourites, Blogs, Photo Galleries and Files and Links.
Your Profile Features
In your profile, you can manage and maintain your presence
throughout the site. Below are tips and tricks about what you can do to
customize the information about your member organization that appears within
1. Profile Home – Contains your Feeds,
Wall and Bio. Feeds are pulled from other groups that you are a member of. Your
wall is a place where you can post something to appear in others’ feeds. Your bio
is the information you permit other members to view.
2. Manage Your Profile – In
this section you can maintain your profile. All the categories are well
described on the page. From here you can create your own blogs, pages, photo
galleries and files and links to share with other members. You can even
input your own resume/CV here as well as upload job (career) postings on behalf
of your organization.
3. Groups – List all the groups of which
you are a member. Here are also listed the groups that are used for specialized
team work, which are maintained by the site administrator.
4. Networks – This is a location to add
external social networks.
5. Files & Links – Here
member representatives can upload and share files or links of interest.
6. Favourites – You can list the
Favourites you have bookmarked throughout the site. This is done by clicking on
the star in the header of a page. You may not always be able to mark a page as
a favourite. Usually, these are system-generated pages.
7. Messages – Member representatives can
have an internal messaging mailbox. If you would like to be notified when someone
sends a message to you, ensure that you have set that preference in Manage
8. Connections – You can maintain a list
of connections you have connected to throughout the membership. Once connected,
you can easily group people, and send them all a message at once. At the bottom
of the page you will see the options to move your connections into different
When Signed in as an Organization -- Public Profile
Profile Home vs Public Profile
When you are in Your Profile, you will notice the Profile Home and
the Public Profile links. At first glance when you click on these, they may
appear to have identical information. The Public Profile link actually shows
you what the public will see if they do a member search and your organization
appears. The Profile Home link shows you all details that you have entered.