Documentation

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Using the Website

Welcome!

The Careers of Substance website serves to support the Massachusetts substance use and addictions workforce. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have about how we might better serve you.

How to Register a New Account

Click "Register" at the top right of the website to go to the "Register" tab of the User Account page and create your account.

Fill in the starred fields. (The only personal information which other users will be able to see in Workspaces, comments, etc is your first name, last name, organization, and position.) Press the green "Register" button at the bottom of the page.

You will very soon receive an email asking you to finish your registration process. Click on the link in the email and you will be asked to set your account password by entering it twice. When you press the green Save button at the bottom of the page, you have successfully created your new account. You will automatically be directed to the Join Workspaces page so that you can easily Join a Workspace. Or feel free to explore the site!

How to Sign In to Your Account

Click "sign in" at the top right of the website to go to the "Sign in" tab of the User Account page.

Enter your name or email address, followed by your password.

How to Sign Out of Your Account

Click "sign out" at the top right of the website.  Be sure to sign out when you're done if you're on a shared computer.

How to Reset Your Password

If you are not signed in, go to your User Account page by clicking "sign in" at the top right of the website. Go to the "Reset Password" tab of the User Account page.  Enter your name or email address, and press the green "Email new password" button at the bottom of the page.  The Careers of Substance website will send you an email with a link in it. Follow that link to reset your password.

If you are already signed in, go to your User Account page by clicking "edit account" at the top right of the website. Go to the "Edit account" tab of the User Account name, enter your old password where indicated, enter your new password twice where indicated, and press the green Save button at the bottom of the page.

After your make change your password, you will be re-directed to the Join Workspaces page.

How to Make Changes to Your Account

To make changes to your account profile, click on "edit account" in the top right-hand corner of the website. By clicking the "Edit account" tab you can change your email address, password, upload a picture and choose whether or not other members can contact you through your profile. By clicking the "Edit profile" tab you can change your listed name, position, organization and phone number.

After your make any changes to your account, you will be re-directed to the Join Workspaces page.

Add Careers of Substance to YOUR website!

Add the Careers of Substance logo to your website. When users click on it, they will be directed to Careers of Substance.

Pick the version of the logo that will work best with your website. For many websites, the logo with the transparent background are fine. For web pages with a dark-colored background, you will probably prefer to use the logo with the light-colored background.

Careers of Substance website

 

This logo has a transparent background.

To add this logo to your website, use the following HTML code:

Careers of Substance website

This logo has a light-colored background.

To add this logo to your website, use the following HTML code:

Getting Started with Workspaces

Choose a Workspace to Join

You can find the list of Workspaces to join at the Join Workspaces page. (You can also reach this list by clicking on Communicate & Collaborate, then Work Together Online, then Join Workspaces.)

Each workspace in this list which you can join will have a green "Join" button.  If you don't see a green "Join" button, that means you are already a member of that workspace.

You can learn more about a workspace by clicking on the workspace name, such as "Recovery Coach Learning Community".  This will take you to the workspace page, which you will probably want to bookmark. If you are yet not a member of this workspace, you will see a "Join" button in green.

Sign in or Register Before Joining a Workspace

After you click the green "Join" button, if you are already signed in, you will be able skip this section and go to the next section (see the "Join the Workspace" section below).  If you are not signed in, you'll be brought to the Sign In page with a message "Please log in or register for an account in order to join this Workspace." The first time you come here, choose the "Register" tab in the and create your new account.  If you've already created an account, you may stay on the "Sign In" tab and sign in with your name (or email address) and password.  For more information on registering a new account or signing in, see Using the Website.

After you register or sign in, you will need to click the green "Join" button again.

 Join the Workspace

Clicking the green "Join" button for a Workspace will bring you to the Join page for the group. You must enter a reason you would like to join the group (for example, "I am an ATR Recovery Coach"). You must also check the checkbox saying you agree to the workspace policies. When you're done, click the green "Join" button at the bottom of the page.

You'll be returned to the Workspace page with a message stating that your membership request to the Workspace awaits approval by an administrator. You may have to wait anywhere from a few hours to a day or so for an administrator to approve your request (they will try to do it quickly but sometimes they are scheduled for meetings and can't). You will receive an email confirming your request once it is approved.

Once you are a Workspace Member, Go and Visit

Once you have an account and your request to join a group has been approved, visit the workspace page.  You can click on "Visit My Workspaces" from the home page, or you can go to "Communicate & Collaborate" and click "Work Together Online", then choose "My Workspaces" from the left hand menu. You will not have to login again unless you have explicitly logged out.

To sign out, you can either click the "sign out" link at the top right of the website. You will want to sign out when you're done if you're on a shared computer. The next time you visit the Workspace you'll need to click the Sign In link on the top right of the website.

Using Workspaces

What You See When You Are a Workspace Member

When you are on a Workspace page you have joined and you are logged in, you will see in the center column of the page

  • a short description of the Workspace
  • any announcements from the Moderator
  • a series of Discussion posts and their comments

You will see a sidebar on the left with a list of Members.  You will also see a sidebar on the right with Details about the workspace and a list of Workspace Library items.

How to Start a New Discussion

To start a new discussion, press the green "Start a Discussion" button. Enter a short title in the title box, then write your full entry in the larger white "Body" space below. (Also, note that via the "I agree" checkbox, you are agreeing to the confidentiality policies of the Careers of Substance Website.) When you are finished, press the green "Save" button. Your new discussion thread will be at the top of the page.

To edit one of your discussion threads, click the thread title, then the Edit button at the top of the page.

How to Comment on a Discussion

To add a comment, go to the bottom of all comments in the Discussion, find the blank white rectangle below the last comment and enter your own comment in the white box.  Then press the blue "Submit" button just to the right beneath your comment.  The page automatically refreshes and you will see your comment as the last in line with the others in that discussion thread.

To edit one of your comments, click on the blue "edit" link under it.

How to Use the Workspace Library

To use a Library item, you can click on the latest ones displayed in the sidebar under Library, or click on See All in order to get to the full Library. After you click on the Library item name, you can see the full note describing it, and you can click a link or an attachment as well.

To upload a Workspace Library Item, Click on the "Add a Library Item" button in the Library section in the right sidebar or in the Library. 

  • Enter a short title.
  • If you would like to add a file (presentation, PDF, word document etc) click on "Choose File" to browse to the file you would like to upload and doubleclick on its name;  once its name appears in the library dialogue screen, click "upload" next to the file name.
  • Assign a Library Item Type from the dropdown menu.
  • Write a short note or description in the Notes section.
  • Last, click "Submit" in the lower right  hand corner.

How to Contact the Workspace Moderator

You can: contact the Moderator of your Workspace by clicking on her name in the Details section of the Workspace page and then and then choose Contact (see below "How to Contact Another Workspace Member").  You may want to contact her particularly if you see something posted that might be revealing confidential or identifying information.  You may also wish contact her to with a suggestion for the website or Workspace.

How to Contact Another Workspace Member

To contact another member of the of a Workspace, you can click on their name in the Members listing, and then choose Contact.

You can use this page to write a note to them. The recipient will see your email address, but you will not see theirs. If you want to have a copy of what you write to the person, you must check the box beside "Send a copy to me" just above the "Send" button - it will be sent to your email address as well as to the person you are writing to.

If You Are Having Trouble

If you would like to report an issue with website functionality, you can report it to your Workspace Moderator, you can click "Submit an Issue" in the footer of any page, or you can Contact Us.