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  • IRA is pleased to offer a workspace on PBworks to any committee that is interested.
  • Working as a group when your team members are located all over the world can be really challenging. IRA has found a tool that can make your work easier. PBworks gives your committee a central gathering spot on the Internet that is available at your convenience.
  • After considering several collaboration tools, IRA chose PBworks because of its features and security. Since PBworks is a service that IRA pays for, we enjoy the benefits of PBworks’ constant improvements, new features, and quick response to technical questions. For the past 18 months IRA has been using PBworks for the Board and a number of other working groups and we’ve been very happy with it. We wanted to extend the invitation to use PBworks to our Committees so that you work together, easily and efficiently. Once your workspace is set up only you and those you invite will be able to access it.
  • Each group’s needs are unique. My experience has been with using PBworks for the Board – it’s working well for me, but I wouldn’t claim a deep expertise in all of the features of this tool. I may not be using features that could be very important to you. So the best way to understand what PBworks has to offer and how it could help you is to take one of PBworks very informative tours. They use videos to show you, in plain English, how the tool works. I suggest you visit the PBworks site at http://pbworks.com/content/biz+overview to explore. More information is available at http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter .
  • If you have another tool that you are using, you can certainly continue to use that but we would encourage everyone to at least take a tour of PBworks to see how it compares. The most important thing is that you are working collaboratively in the most efficient way.
  • While PBworks offers lots of features, we’ve found it to be most valuable for things like posting contact information, storing documents that everyone needs to see (like applications or evaluation forms), and creating and tracking due dates for projects. But PBworks is not just a document library, it also has pretty powerful collaboration tools.
  • While PBworks offers lots of features, we’ve found it to be most valuable for things like posting contact information, storing documents that everyone needs to see (like applications or evaluation forms), and creating and tracking due dates for projects. But PBworks is not just a document library, it also has pretty powerful collaboration tools.
  • Making an online collaboration tool – any online collaboration tool – work well takes commitment. Don’t fall back to emailing documents. Keep driving your members to PBworks and soon they’ll naturally turn to that for their work.
  • If you would like a workspace set up for your committee please contact [email_address] . Videos and how-to’s are great, but sometimes the best way to evaluate a tool is to actually use it.
  • You will receive an email invitation that looks like this. Click on the link “activate your guest account now” to continue to the workspace.
  • Another strong point of PBworks is it’s online troubleshooting guide that allows you to find answers yourself and be back to work quickly. If you run into problems or just have a question about how a certain feature works, check out www.pbworks/support .

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  • 1. PBworks A tool to facilitate your committee's work Barbara Miriello Board Administrator
  • 2. Why should my committee use an online collaboration tool?
    • Overcomes the challenges of committee members in different parts of the world
    • A central gathering spot for your committee on the internet
    • Available 24/7 no matter what time zone you are in
  • 3. Why PBworks?
    • For several years IRA has used this tool for Board collaboration
    • Other IRA work groups are now using the tool as well
    • We wanted to offer the benefits of this tool to the committees
    • Paid service-so benefits of ongoing upgrades and improvements
  • 4. How can I determine if this tool will help my committee?
    • Each committee’s needs are unique based on their charges
    • I have used the tool for the Board but there are features that I don’t use that may work for you
    • Best way to understand what PBworks has to offer is to visit: http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter
  • 5. I have another tool I want to use .
    • We encourage you to take a tour of PBworks to see how it compares to what you are using (see handout for link)
    • If you decide to continue with the tool you are using, that is fine—the most important thing is that your committee collaboration is enhanced
  • 6. Uses: Basic
    • Posting contact information
    • Secure Document Library for applications or evaluation forms
    • Creating and tracking due dates for projects
  • 7. Uses: Online Editing
    • Built in notification levels that you control
    • Eliminates the questions of:
      • Who has the latest version?
      • Did you overwrite my changes?
      • Who made this edit?
  • 8. Make a Commitment
    • Making an online collaboration tool work takes commitment
    • Don’t fall back on emailing documents
    • As committee chair, encourage committee members to use PBworks
    • Soon your committee members will naturally turn to the committee workspace for their work.
  • 9. How do I sign up?
    • Email [email_address] (see your handout)
    • A workspace will be set up on PBworks for your committee with you as the administrator and work with you to get the committee invited
  • 10. How does a committee member join the network ?
  • 11. Troubleshooting Common problems
    • It won’t let me in! It won’t take my email address as my log in!
      • Online troubleshooting at ww.pbworks.com/support
    • Oops, I forgot my log-in/password information
      • Passwords are CAse SEnsitiVE, so please make sure that your CAPS LOCK setting isn't causing you to enter your password incorrectly.
      • Go to  https://my.pbworks.com/?p=forgot  to have a password reset e-mail sent your way! 
  • 12.
    • Thank you for coming!
    • I would be happy to answer any questions after the session.
    • Enjoy your day and the rest of the convention!