Purpose To build your social network.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to use the basic functions of your social network. You should be able to:
  1. Add and remove features
  2. Create an events and sub-groups
  3. Post a message in the forum

If you are a little more skilled, you should also be able to:
  1. Create groupings for discussion forums
  2. Manage members and tabs
  3. Customise your social network
  4. Add html or embed code to text boxes

Program

1. Basic functions are to
  • Add and remove features, such as forums, notes and events
  • Create an event
  • Create sub-groups
  • Post a message in the forum
2. Advanced functions are to
  • Create groupings for discussion forums
  • Manage members
  • Customise your social network
  • Manage tabs
  • Add html or embed code to text boxes
  • Change your privacy settings
3. Reflection
4. Evauation
5. Useful links

1. Basic functions

Work in pairs. Go into the 'Manage' tab on your site's homepage and explore the basic functions of your site, as outlined above. For example,
  • Add and remove features such as activity and events. Don't forget to save!
  • Create and event and sub-groups
  • Post a message in the forum.

2. Advanced functions

Explore the advanced functions of your site, as outlined above.

3. Review

What do you think or know now? What is still confusing? What do you need to follow up on?

4. Evaluation

Helpful or not? Let us know your thoughts.

5. Useful links

Web 2.0 survival guide
Social networking basics