What’s in the feed shown on the Humanities Commons home page?

At hcommons.org, on the left-hand side of the page, you’ll see an activity feed,

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a list of recent activity tailored toward your interests. Your feed shows activity across the network, but it will prioritize activity that corresponds to groups you are in, members you follow, and CORE deposits that are related to these groups and members. You can personalize your feed by joining more groups and by following members who share your research interests.

What’s in the Activity section of the Commons?

An Activity page on the Commons can be accessed by clicking Activity in the main, left-hand menu. On this page you’ll see a list of different types of site activity, including works deposited in CORE, the creation of sites and blogs, and discussion topics added to groups. You can use filters to select specific types of content you want to see. One set of filters runs across the top of the page and allows you to see activity related to members you are following, groups you are in, or discussions and status updates you were mentioned in.

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The second set of filters is a drop-down menu that allows you to look at activities by specific type: Updates, Posts, Comments, New Groups, Group Memberships, New Members, New Deposits, New Group Deposits, New Group Files, Group Files Edits, Topics, Replies, New Docs, Doc Edits, and Doc Comments.

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Can I share an event with a group?

Yes! To create and share an event, simply hover over your name and avatar at the top right of the screen and choose New Events from the Events menu.

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After entering the date and details of your event, you’ll see a Groups section toward the bottom of the page. From there you can select the groups that you’d like to share the event with. You can only share the event with groups you belong to.

Alternatively, you can go directly to a group’s page and click Events in the menu that runs across the top of each group’s page. Click the New Event button to add your event. The settings determined by an admin or group creator may affect your ability to connect events to a given group. For more on this, read our guide to Managing Group Roles and Memberships.