Using the Encyclopedia of Life Creating a Community
About CommunitiesYou can create a community space on EOL to collaborativelymanage or communicate about one or more of your EOLCollections. Collections allow you to organize lists of species,information, media, maps, and sounds - anything of interestto you from the Encyclopedia of Life- in a virtual collection,that you can annotate and share.
Creating a CommunityOnce way you can share a collection with others by creating a Community. You cando this by clicking on the create community button. Home
Editing Your CommunityGive your community a name, description and invite other EOL members to join. You canadd other collections to your community as well. Therefore, the name of your communitydoes not have to match the name of the collection is was created around. Enter in a name and description for your community Invite other EOL users to join your community Click here to create your community Home
Inviting MembersWhen you invite members to join your EOL Community, they will receive a message intheir EOL Watch List Newsfeed with a link. Once they join, you will have the chance to“promote” them to become Managers of your EOL Community. You can also let peopleknow the web address for your community (e.g., http://eol.org/communities/63) andthey can join by clicking on Join this community. Home
Join a CommunityTo join a community, click on the “Join this community” button. Once you have joined you will see a yellow confirmation message.The community you have joined will also appear in your Watch List. Home
Once you have joined you will see a yellow confirmation message.The community you have joined will also appear in your Watch List. Home
Sharing Collection ManagementAll users on EOL will be able to join your community, but only those members towhom you grant "manager role " status will be allowed to edit the communityitself or the collection associated with your community. Home
Community NewsfeedThe newsfeed allows members of the community to communicate with each otherand reports changes to collections items within the community. You will be notifiedof any activity via email. You can edit your email settings to choose when youreceive alerts. Home
How do I access my Communities? To access a list of your EOL Collections and EOL Communities you belong to, visit your EOL Profile and click the either the collections or communities tab. Click here on any EOL page to go to your profileClick to view your collections and communities Home
Questions? If you have any problems orquestions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Home
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