How can I edit my profile?

After logging in to the Commons, click on the image or icon in the top right-hand corner. This will take you to your profile page. Now, click Edit. From here you can update your institution, title, interests, Web sites, and additional profile fields.

A more detailed guide on editing your profile can be found here.

What are “mentions,” and how are they used?

The @mention system links others to the hyperlinked profile of the individual mentioned while notifying the individual of the mention by e-mail. If you are in a group and want to reach out to specific members, simply put the @ symbol in front of their username to send a notification to their e-mail address, and the mention will show up in their @mention activity stream.

How do I post an update?

When logged in, you can post brief status updates or announcements from the Activity page. Simply click on Activity in the dropdown menu at the top right-hand corner of the page. Type your update in the text box next to your photo, then click Post Update when finished. The post will be publicly visible in the activity stream. Your most recent update also appears in your portfolio.