Set up Your Profile

Document created by Candida Rodriguez-Lee on Mar 2, 2015Last modified by Candida Rodriguez-Lee on Mar 3, 2015
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Setting up your profile is the first step to participating in the community.


Your user profile provides community members with an easy way to learn about your experience, skills, and interests. Your profile shows up in search results when community members search for keywords contained in your profile. You can update your information at any time.


To set up your profile:

  1. Click your avatar in the upper right corner and then click Edit profile.
  2. Fill in as much profile information as you like. Note that your profile will be found when people search, so if you have professional roles or interests that would be useful for others to know about, be sure to include them. You may not be able to edit certain fields, such as user name. Usually the community manager sets up these fields for you.
  3. Click Avatar & Photos tab to change your photo and avatar. Your photo is a great way for people to "meet" and recognize you in person. Your avatar lets community members quickly associate your comments and status updates with a simple visual cue.
  4. Click Privacy to edit your privacy settings. These control how different types of users see your profile. For more information on privacy settings, see Securing Your Profile.
  5. Click Save.


You may also want to decide which activities should give you email notifications, or customize how you use Jive. To do this, click your avatar in the upper right corner and then Preferences to edit your preferences. For more information, see Customizing Email Notifications.