Getting Started

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HDS Community User Guide > Getting Started


Get acquainted and learn the basics of communicating, collaborating, and innovating in the HDS Community.


Take a Quick Tour

You'll spend most of your time in the HDS Community finding and browsing information, connecting with other community members, and creating content.

 

Explore the HDS Community

Here's an overview of the main components you'll see in the HDS Community.

 

Set Up Your Profile

Setting up your profile is the first step to participating in the HDS Community.

 

Update Your Status

Tell others what you're doing right now by typing a brief update in the What's going on? box at the top of any stream. You can include an @mention, image, link, or YouTube link in your post.

 

Join a Group

Joining and participating in a group helps you become involved in your community.

 

Rate and Like Content

Rate and like content so others know it's useful.

 

Creating Content

Choose a content type based on your collaborative goals.

 

Join the Conversation

Comment on content or join a discussion to engage with other users in the community.

 

@Mention People, Places, and Content

Using @mention, you can alert people, places, and groups that you're talking about them.

 

Find Stuff You Need

Here's a quick guide for learning how to find stuff you need.


Pinning Pages for Quick Access

You can pin any of your streams to the News (or Home) button and any of your Inbox pages (Inbox, Your View, or Actions) to the Inbox icon. You can also pin either News or Inbox to your community logo. This makes it faster to get to your favorite pages.

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