"How To" Guide
IADC Communities will allow you to easily engage, interact, and collaborate with fellow members. This platform is replacing the Committee pages and listervs, and you will be able to communicate and connect with each other in one central spot.
Within the IADC Communities platform, you can view and participate in Committee activity, use the member directory, and access your profile.
This “how-to” guide will provide some helpful tips on how to use Communities. Please visit the Get Started page on IADC Communities to get more extensive answers on some common questions.
You can access IADC Communities one of two ways: from the IADC website by clicking “IADC Communities” under Get Involved or by visiting https://communities.iadclaw.org.
Your login credentials for Communities are the same as the IADC website. Simply enter your username and password to gain access.
How do I access IADC Communities?
The IADC Communities platform lets you view and participate in Committee activity.
IADC Communities largely align with the IADC Committees. On the “All Communities” page you will see a listing of all the available IADC Committees/Communities. You will see the word “Member” under each Committee of which you are already a member. If you would like to join an IADC Substantive Law Committee, please email Maria Juarez, Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your membership in that Committee will be reflected in your membership of the online Community.
Within each Community, you can view/upload relevant resources, see upcoming events, access leadership contact information, and create/respond to discussion posts.
Additionally, you will be able to connect with members, use the membership directory, and access your member profile.
"How To" Guide |
How do I login to use Communities?
What can I do on the IADC Communities platform?
On the “My Communities” page, select which Community you want to start a discussion thread on. On that Community’s home page, select “Post to this Discussion” to create a new message. Type a subject, add content, and attach any relevant documents, if applicable. Click “Send” when complete.
How do I start a discussion thread?
You can reply to a discussion thread in one of two ways:
1. You can visit that Community homepage, select the “discussion” tab, and select the discussion thread to which you would like to post a reply. Simply click the “reply” button to add a reply, type your response, and hit “send.”
2. From the daily digest you receive via email, you also can reply to discussion threads. Simply click either the “reply to group” or “reply to sender” buttons and submit your response.
How do I reply to a discussion thread?
All IADC Communities are automatically set to daily digest. If new discussion activity has occurred within a Community you have joined, you will receive an email digest once daily.
You can change the frequency of the emails you receive by visiting your profile, selecting the "My Account" tab, and choosing "Community Notifications." On that page you can control your discussion delivery frequency.
If you create a discussion thread, you will receive replies as they are posted. You will not receive notifications when new resources or announcements are added.
How often will I receive notifications from IADC Communities?
How do I use the Member Directory?
The Member Directory works similarly to the directory found on the IADC website.
You may search for members using a variety of fields, including name, firm/company, location, or practice area. Your search results will display members who fit your search, and from those results you can send members a message or add them as a contact.
Adding fellow members to your contact list is like creating a virtual address book. Adding members to your contacts allows you to send messages to stay in touch, ask questions, or build a referral network.
You can also choose to let your contacts view certain demographics in your profile others can't. To control what information is displayed in your profile to whom, visit "Privacy Settings" on your profile page.
Once logged into IADC Communities, you can view your profile by clicking your avatar in the top right-hand corner of your browser window. After selecting “Profile,” you will be brought to your profile page on the IADC Communities website, which contains the contact information you provide in your profile on www.iadclaw.org. If you click the pencil icon to edit contact information or practice areas, it will automatically redirect you to www.iadclaw.org to make changes, ensuring that your information is consistent and accurate.
If you would like your Communities profile to include a photo, your social media links, your education, or your job history, you will need to add that information directly to your Communities profile.
How do I view/update my profile?