Set Up Your Profile

Document created by Jill Ross on Jul 12, 2016Last modified by Jill Ross on Aug 5, 2016
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HDS Community User Guide > Getting Started > Set Up Your Profile

 

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. Click the 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.
  3. Click the Your Profile tab and 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 username. Usually the community manager sets up these fields for you.
  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.

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