by: Mark Polakow
NAEP Technology Manager
Welcome to the Web Channel where I, your friendly neighborhood NAEP Webmaster, will focus on how you, our members, can best make use of NAEP's website and technology. In this issue we will look at your NAEP Member Profile. Also, please visit NAEP's tutorial section for video tutorials on many common and administrative tasks.
Your NAEP Profile is more than just your contact info and is a handy tool for many tasks including exploring and sharing new content, making connections with other procurement professionals, maintaining an active procurement resume, and managing invoices and registrations. To manage and explore your profile, first log in to the NAEP website. When you initially log in, you are brought to your profile home – this is a great place to upload or add your photo so others know who you are and will recognize you at the annual meeting!
If you haven’t uploaded a photo yet, just mouse-over the institution image and click the upload icon to choose a photo from your computer and add it to your profile:
The “Manage Profile” link under the My Profile menu on the right side of the page allows you easy access to all of your profile functions:
Information & Settings:
- If your personal information changes, you can update it in the “Edit Bio” section.
- “Preferences” allows you to control when email notifications are sent to you.
Invoicing, Payments & History
- “Invoices” shows you a detailed list of purchases from the NAEP store, and allows your organization’s Member of Record a simple spot to pay dues.
- “Event Registrations” allows you to see a list of events you have attended, print receipts, and even modify the registration details of upcoming events. The pen & paper icon next to an event means you can click it to modify details of that event or even add another attendee.
The Content & Features section allows you to maintain a Photo Gallery replete with album management, and also gives you a Files and Links library to store important documents or noteworthy sites. The content for both of these features are uploaded from your computer and can be shared OR NOT with other members at your discretion!
Tune in next month when I delve into making use of the “Community” section of your profile, and look at some best practices for messaging and forum posting!
Suggestion Box: If you have a topic you would like me to address in the Web Channel, or have a question or comment, please feel free to contact me any time.