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FAQ

Below, you will find a list of the most common questions and concerns we've encountered from site members.  If your question isn't on the list, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by email at skidmoreconnect@skidmore.edu or by phone at 800-584-0115 or 518-580-5610.

How do I receive my temporary login ID?
How do I activate my account?
How do I login?
How do I make My Information Public or Private
How do I set up my account so that I can  login using my Facebook email and password (synch accounts)?
How do I login to my account using my Facebook account login information?
How do I disconnect from my Facebook account from within Skidmore Connect?
How do I add a Photo to Your Profile
How do I add a Class Note or find a Class Note?
How do I update my account information?
How do I reset my password?
How do I change my password?
What browsers work with Skidmore Connect?

Other Tips & Tricks
Friend Someone (Build your Friends List)
Email or Instant Message a Community Member
Creating Photo Albums 
Add a Widget
Create a Blog
Creating/Joining/Inviting Friends to Groups
Add RSS Feed  Reset Your Password



How do I receive my temporary login ID?

Click here to request that your temporary login ID be emailed to you.  If you encounter problems, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations & College Events at 800-584-0115, or send an email to skidmoreconnect@skidmore.edu.


How do I activate my account?

Step 1
Click the First Time Login button (see video) at the top of the homepage. You will be asked to enter your last name in the last name field.  Click find.

Step 2
Find your entry among the list of matching names, click the circle in front of it, and then click next.  If your name isn’t listed, try going back and entering your maiden name.

Step 3
Enter the temporary login ID that was sent to you in an email or by mail in July, 2010.  If you cannot locate it, click here to request that your temporary login ID be emailed to you.  If you encounter problems, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations & College Events at 518-580-5610 or send an email to skidmoreconnect@skidmore.edu.

Step 4
On the next screen you will be asked to complete some basic information about yourself. Some information will be pre-populated, such as your username, which will appear in red font.  You will be asked to create a password.  Make a note of your username and password.  Hit submit.  That’s it.

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How do I login?
Click the Login button (see video) on the left sidebar of the homepage. Enter your Skidmore Connect username and password (which you created during the first-time login process). Click Login.

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How do I make my information public or private?
  1. On your profile page, select Edit Mode (right under My Info Tab)
  2. Next to each content block, you will see a pencil icon. Click appropriate icon.Uncheck box next to any information field you don't want displayed on your profile. 
  3. Check box to display information.
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How do I set up my Skidmore Connect account so that I can login using my Facebook email and password (or sync accounts)?

(Note: you must first have activated your account by going through the first-time login process before; if you have not, please click on the How do I activate my account instructions and/or video link above.) After activating your account, you can set it up so that you have the option of signing in using your Facebook sign-in information (see video).  To do so follow the steps below.  This process needs only to be done once.  Remember, you will also continue to have the option of signing in with your Skidmore Connect username and password each time you access the system.

Step One
On the Skidmore Connect homepage, click Log In on the left sidebar or top of the page.  You will see a large blue button labeled Connect with Facebook. Click it. A pop-up window will appear on your screen. Enter the e-mail address and password associated with your Facebook account. The pop-up will close, and your Facebook profile picture will appear onscreen with a short confirmation message.

Step Two
Next, input your Skidmore Connect username and password in the fields to the left of your profile picture. Click the Login button. This completes the link between Facebook and Skidmore Connect, and only needs to be done once. The system will return you to the community homepage. Your Facebook profile photo will appear both within a welcome message on the Skidmore Connect homepage as well as on your Skidmore Connect profile page.  You now have the option of posting content to both networks.

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How do I login to my Skidmore Connect account using my Facebook account login information?

(Note: you must first have activated your account by going through the first-time login process before; if you have not, please click on the How do I activate my account instructions and/or video link above.)

On the Skidmore Connect homepage, click Log In on the left sidebar or top of the page.  You will see a large blue button labeled Connect with Facebook. Click it. A pop-up window will appear on your screen. Enter the e-mail address and password associated with your Facebook account. The pop-up will close, and your Facebook profile picture will appear onscreen with a short confirmation message.

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How do I disconnect from my Facebook account from Skidmore Connect?  

On the home page, in the welcome paragraph text directly underneath your Facebook profile photo, click the link that reads, "You can revoke authorization by clicking here."

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How do I add a Photo to my profile


Navigate to your profile within the community. Click on the My Profile tab. 

  1. On the profile page, click Change Photo.
  2. Click Browse to locate the image you want to upload on your local hard drive.
  3. After you have selected the image, click Submit to save the photo. (The photo may require approval by your site administrator.)
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How do I access the Alumni Directory?
There are links to the directory on the bar at the top of the page or click here. You must be logged in to view the directory.

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How do I add a Class Note or find a Class Note?

Submit a Class Note
    1. There are three options for getting started. 
      • Click Submit Notes from the homepage.
      • On the main Class Notes page, click Add Class Note.
      • Click My Class Notes from the Member menu bar, then Add Class Note.
    1. Note Category:  Select the category from the dropdown box under which your Note should be filed (i.e. class year, births, promotions).
    2. Note Text:  Enter the text for your 
    3. Note in this area.Note Photo:  You have the option to include a photo with your Class Note.  Click Browse to locate the image on your computer.  Enter a title for the photo and include a caption if you wish.
    4. I give consent for this Class Note to be published in official print media:  This is a statement giving the organization permission to reprint the Note in print publications (such as newsletters). By default, it is selected.
    5. Click Preview to view your Note before publishing.
    6. Click Submit Note. 
Search Class Notes
    1. There are two options for searching Class Notes. 
      • Click Search Notes from the homepage.
      • Click Class Notes from the navigation.  Click Search Class Notes.
    1. Select the criterion (a) (i.e., Class of 1997, births) you want to use to search.
    2. Click Search Class Notes.
    3. The Class Notes meeting the criteria will be displayed.
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How do I update my account information?
Click the Update My Info link in the left-hand navigation section.  Use the different tabs at the top of the page to update different sections of your account.  Make sure to save your changes.

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How do I reset my password?
To reset your password click on Login Here in the upper left sidebar. Next to the password field on the login page you will see the Reset Password link.  Click on Reset Password, enter your email address, you will receive an email with a new password.

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How do I change my password?

  1. Log into Skidmoreconnect
  2. Click on Account Information
  3. Click on change password.  
  4. Click on Save and Continue at bottom of page. 

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What browsers work with Skidmore Connect?
Skidmore Connect works best with the following browsers:
    Internet Explorer 7.0 and above on Windows98 or later
    Firefox 1.5 running on Windows98 or later
    Netscape 6.0 running on Windows98 or later
    Firefox 1.5 running on Macintosh OSX 10.1 or later
    Safari 3.2.3 or higher running on Macintosh OSX 10.5.4 or later

Minimum screen resolution of 800x600 with recommended resolution of 1024x768.  Session cookies and Java scripting must be enabled.  Other operating systems and browsers may be used with varying degrees of compatibility, reliability and functionality.

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Friend Someone (Build your Friends List)
  1. Click on the Directory tab
  2. Enter the name of the person you want to friend and click Search.
  3. Click the Add Member to Friends List icon that is on the row with that person’s name.
  4. A sample email invitation message is displayed.  Customize the email if desired and click Preview.
  5. Select Send to send the invitation.
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Email or Instant Message a Community Member
  1. Click on the Directory tab.
  2. Enter the name of the person you want to friend and click Search.
  3. Click on the email/instant message icon next to that person's name.
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Creating Photo Albums
Creating a photo album will allow you to include a picture on your profile page, as well as to share photos with other members of the Skidmore Connect community.
  1. Go to My Profile.  Click the Photos tab.
  2. In the Create a new Photo Album field, enter a name for the photo album and click Add.
  3. Click Manage Album.
  4. Click Manage Photos.
  5. Click Browse to search for the image you would like to upload.
  6. Select the image and click Upload.
  7. On the next screen you have the option to enter a caption for your photo. Click Finish.
NOTE – The images will need to be approved by a community administrator before they will be visible to the rest of the community.

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Add a Widget
Widgets are embedded icons that link to outside social networking sites, i.e. Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  1. Navigate to your profile within the community.
  2. You will be in Edit Mode by default. (You will need to be in Edit Mode in order to add Widgets to your profile.) 
  3. Make sure you are on the tab you want to add content to. Click Add Content where you want the content added.
  4. Click the Widgets tab.
  5. The Widgets defined by your community administrator will be shown. Click the   by a category to expand it in order to view your options.
    • NOTE - If the widgets within a category have sub-categories you will see a   so you can expand it further. If there is no, then you will simply click on the widget you want.
  6. Click on the widget you want to add to your profile. Complete the required fields on the right side of the page to add the widget.
  7. Click Save.
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Create a Blog
  1. Click on the My Profile link at the top of the homepage to access your profile page.
  2. Click on the Blogs tab at the top of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions.
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Creating/Joining/Inviting Friends to Groups
From the homepage, there are a few ways to access the Groups feature:
Select the My Groups link. Or, select My Profile, then click Groups.

Create a Group
The member who creates a group will be the Group Owner by default.  Group Owners can add additional owners from the members who join the group.
    1. Click Create a group to add a new group based on your interests.
    2. Enter Group Name, Description and Tags.  (Tags are keywords or descriptors that help other members find the group.)  Select the Privacy Type and add a photo if you wish.
    3. Click Finish to create the group.
NOTE:  Member-created groups start with no members. Other Members will see the group in their Suggested Groups if they have data that matches the tags associated with the group and can then choose to join. 

Join Group / Leave Group - Allows you to join or remove yourself from a group.
    1. Click Join Group / Leave Group.
    2. Click Yes in the confirmation box to confirm.
    3. Subscribe to Emails / Unsubscribe From Emails.
    4. Click Subscribe to Emails to receive group emails.
    5. Click Unsubscribe from Emails to discontinue receiving group emails.

Invite Friends to a Group
Enter a friend’s name and email address in the pre-populated form to send an invitation to join the group.  Senders can also edit the message as needed. 
    1. Edit the Subject line as needed.
    2. Enter First Name, Last Name and Friend’s Email address.
    3. Click  to send the message to another friend as well.
    4. Edit the Message text as needed.
    5. Click Preview.
    6. Click Send.
    7. Click Close.
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Add RSS Feed
  1. Navigate to your profile within the community.
  2. You will be in Edit Mode by default. (You will need to be in Edit Mode in order to add RSS Feeds to your profile.)
  3. Make sure you are on the tab you want to add content to. Click Add Content where you want the content added.
  4. Click the RSS Feeds tab.
  5. The RSS Feeds defined by your community administrator will be shown. Click the + by a category to expand it in order to view your options.
    •  NOTE - If the feeds within a category have sub-categories you will see a + so you can expand it further. If there is no +, then you will simply click on the feed you want.
  6. Select the RSS Feed you want to add to your profile.
    • Feed Name:  The Name is predefined, but you can change it if you would like.
    • Feed URL:  The URL is predefined and cannot be changed.
    • Maximum Number of Links:  The maximum number of records/ articles to pull in has also been predefined, but you can change this number.
    • Feed Height:  You can also limit the feed height or leave blank or set it to 0 to allow the system to autofit the text.
    • Show Description: This option allows you to get a short description with the links included in the feed.
    • It is checked by default.
    • Click Save.
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Reset Your Password
You will be required to reset your password if you have too many invalid login attempts. A message in red font will appear letting you know that your account has been locked.
  1. Click on the Reset Password link in the message.
  2. Enter the email address that is on file for you in the community.
  3. Click Reset My Password.
    • NOTE - If you share an email address with another member of the community, a drop-down list will appear on the next screen that allows you to pick the account you are resetting the password for.
  4. An email will be sent to you with a link that allows you to reset your password. The email link will be good for 30 minutes.
  5. After clicking the link in the email, you will be taken to the community and placed in a window asking you to enter a password and confirm it.
  6. Click Change Password.
  7. A success message will appear (shown below) that includes a link to login.
  8. Click the Login link in the message shown above. Enter your username and password to login
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