Your account

Your account lets you:

  • Manage your CoreDogs settings
  • Manage your identity

Get to your account like this:

Your account link

Keep in mind that other people can look at some of your information. That’s how you create an identity. So there are two views of your account:

  • What you see when you look at your account.
  • What other people see when they look at your account.

Managing your CoreDogs settings

Here are the tabs on your account page:

Your account tabs

View lets you see your account settings and your profile. More on your profile later.

Edit lets you change your account settings and profile. Click on it, and you’ll see something like this:

Edit your account

The edit form is rather long, so it’s broken into two parts, each with its own subtab: Account and Profile.

The Account form lets you change your user name, password, and email address. You can also upload a picture to use in your posts:

Your picture

I recommend you do this, as it’s part of your identity. You can use a photo of yourself, your dog, or something else. The picture must be small, up to 85 × 85 pixels.

You can specify whether you want a contact form:

Contact form setting

If you check this (and I recommend you do), other people will see a contact form when they look at your account. For example, here’s what CC sees when she looks at Renata’s account:

Contact form

CoreDogs will not tell other members what your email address is. So if you don’t have a contact form, other people may not be able to contact you.

You can give some notification settings on your account form. The details are covered elsewhere.

If you set your time zone, CoreDogs will adjust to your local time:

Time zone

Time zone is set as an offset from UTC, the standard world base time. This is common practice on the Web. You can see a list of UTC offsets for different places in the world.

Let’s look at the other tabs on the “Your account” page:

Your account tabs

“Notes” lists all of the notes you have made on lesson pages. You can make study notes, add bookmarks, and other things. You can read more about notes.

“Notifications” lets you keep up-to-date with CoreDogs. You can, for example, ask CoreDogs to tell you when anyone adds a new link, or comments on an article you wrote. You can read more about notifications.

“Portfolio” lists exercise solutions you have saved. If you look at someone else’s portfolio, you can see solutions that person has made public. You can read more about this.

“Contributions” lists content you have contributed to CoreDogs, like links.

Managing your identity

You can choose what you want to reveal about yourself. Edit your profile with the “Profile” subtab under the “Edit” tab:

Editing your profile

Most of the fields are self-explanatory.

You can tell other members that you’re looking for a study group:

Editing looking for group

Type in something about what type of group you’re looking for. For example, you might say that you’re looking for a group in Bruges that meets on a week night.

If you check the box, you will appear on a list of members looking for groups. You can read more about that.

There are some other fields on your profile, such as:

  • Why I want to be a Weber
  • How I learn best
  • Motivators
  • Demotivators

Please fill them in. The more you reflect on how and why you learn, the better you will be at learning.


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