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Subscribing to site changes or pages changes (For all users)

posted Sep 23, 2008, 6:27 AM by Deen Ling   [ updated Sep 23, 2008, 6:42 AM ]

Not everyone wants to check the website all the time to see if an update occurs, so you have an option to receive an email whenever the site changes or a page changes.

This could be useful if, say, you only want to know when a new announcement is posted. So whenever a new announcement is posted you could either immediately receive it automatically in your email or receive a daily digest of changes. To subscribe, do the following:
  1. Login to the site.
  2. Click on the button "More actions" on the upper part of the page
  3. A menu appears and you can click either "Subscribe to site changes" or "Subscribe to page changes"
  4. Make sure that your site email (yourusename@acc-youth.org) auto-forwards to your personal email (See Forwarding Email (For all Users))

Taking Attendance (For Sunday School Teachers)

posted Sep 18, 2008, 1:45 PM by Deen Ling   [ updated Sep 18, 2008, 2:13 PM ]

  1. Goto www.acc-youth.org 
  2. Click the link on the front page for "Sunday School Roster".
  3. If you are not logged in already, you will need to sign in.
  4. This is a published version of the roster; that is, this a read-only version of the roster. 
    • Only Sunday School Teachers can edit the roster. 
    • To edit, click the link on the bottom right of the page "Edit this page"
  5. Input your marks on the spreadsheet for those attending including yourself. 
    • I use the convention of an "X" for those that attend.
    • I use "N/A" if I know ahead of time if I or someone else will not be there that day.

Forwarding Email (For all Users)

posted Sep 10, 2008, 7:45 AM by Deen Ling   [ updated Sep 18, 2008, 2:20 PM ]

One of the first things to do as a new user is to forward your email to an email you regularly check. When you signed up, you all were given a site email in the form yourloginname@acc-youth.org, and you probably thought to yourself, "Gee that's nice, but I don't plan on coming to this site all that often; I'm probably not going to use this email." The only problem with that is when we start collaborating on a document or subscribing to a page, these things are shared through your new site email, and it would be prudent to check your email here to make sure you're up to date. Now you're probably thinking, "This is just a hassle; this means I have to come to this site everyday to check this email I'll hardly use on top of everything else I have to do." Well, thankfully, there is an option to forward your site email to an email of your preference, like one that you check regularly.

To do this:
  1.  Login to the website.
    1. Goto www.acc-youth.org .
    2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link "Sign in".
    3. Fill in your username and password and click the Sign in button.
  2. Goto your mailbox settings
    1. Scroll to the top left of the page and click "Mail". A new window should pop up.

    2. On top right of page, click "Settings"
  3. Change your settings to auto-forward you email.

So you're a new user of the site...

posted Sep 10, 2008, 7:30 AM by Deen Ling   [ updated Sep 10, 2008, 7:45 AM ]

Now that you're a new user, you're probably wondering well now what? If you've used Google products before, things might looked familiar, but if the only thing you've used your computer for is email, then the learning curve might be a bit steeper. Luckily, most Google app stuff is fairly intuitive and I'll just try to show some basic things to understand and then let you explore on your own after that. By default, most things are set so you won't really mess things up, unless you intentionally do so. Also everything is backed up by multiple revisions every time it is edited, so don't worry too much because you can always return to a previous state. Hopefully the next few posts will help any of you get started and feel comfortable with the site and with collaborating in this new way. The goal is to have simplicity in collaboration efforts, so we can work as a team without having to worry about the infrastructure to set it up.

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