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Hub Member Guide

NILS enables NIC hub members to perform a variety of high-level functions within the platform, from authoring activities, to creating announcements or events, to evaluating proposed change ideas. Network hub capacities include the following:

  • Issue Network Invitations
  • Create Announcements
  • Create Calendar Events
  • Author and Edit Activities
  • Curate Activities
  • Evaluate New Change Ideas Proposed by Members
  • Update Driver Diagram
  • Change NIC Phase

ISSUE NETWORK INVITATIONS

Contact Susan Haynes, Carnegie's help desk coordinator, at haynes@carnegiefoundation.org with the following information:

  • New member NIC
  • New member name
  • New member email
  • New member role (hub member, member, limited member)

The new member will receive an Invitation to join the network shortly.

CREATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

To create a NIC-wide announcement, select + Add an announcement on the homepage.

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Add your desired announcement and select Submit.

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When prompted, Select Yes, I’m ready to post if you are satisfied with your announcement. Select No, I want to change if you want to edit your announcement.

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Your announcement will appear on the network’s homepage. Notifications about your announcement will also be sent in-site and via email to members of the network.

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To delete an announcement, select the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the announcement banner. Select whether you want to Delete this announcement or Delete & create a new announcement.

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Deleting the announcement will remove it from the homepage.

CREATE CALENDAR EVENTS

To create a community event, recurring meeting, etc., for NIC members, select Add an event on the homepage calendar.

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Add your Event Title, Event Description, Start/End date and time, and Venue Details. Select Submit Event.

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AUTHOR AND EDIT ACTIVITIES

Author an Activity

In the NIC site, select Activity Center > Add an Activity.

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Enter the activity Title, Phase, Category, Sub Category, and Activity Status.

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Enter the activity Goal, Description, and any relevant Artifacts.

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Select which Conversation Hub tabs to show for this activity by checking the tab, and edit the tab names as desired.

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Select Save.

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Edit an Activity

Select the activity from Activity Center > Edit Activity.

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Edit the desired fields.

Select Save.

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CURATE ACTIVITIES

 

Pin Posts

In activity’s conversation hub: select the three horizontal grey dots beside the post or micro-post to be pinned.

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Select Pin this post.

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Enter the rationale for why you want to pin this post.

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Select Yes, pin this post.

Author Reflections

In the activity’s conversation hub: select Reflections.

Add a reflection via post or micro-post under Add Your Reflections.

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Select Submit.

Delete Activities

Contact Susan Haynes, Carnegie’s help desk coordinator, at haynes@carnegiefoundation.org with the following information:

  • Activity’s NIC
  • Activity name

The Activity will be removed from the NIC shortly.

EVALUATE NEW CHANGE IDEAS PROPOSED BY MEMBERS

When a site member submits suggestions and justifications for a new Change Idea through the NILS platform, experts for the change idea’s parent Secondary Driver receive an email notification to their NILS email address with the request to add the change idea.

Change Idea contribution email (suggester name, email, suggestion, idea justification):

Hub members convene and determine whether to accept the change idea

When a Change Idea has been accepted, contact Susan Haynes, Carnegie's help desk coordinator, at haynes@carnegiefoundation.org with the following information:

  • Change idea's NIC
  • Change idea information, including goal, details, resource materials, and drivers beneath which the change idea will appear

The Change Idea will be added to the driver diagram shortly.

UPDATE DRIVER DIAGRAM

Contact Susan Haynes, Carnegie's help desk coordinator, at haynes@carnegiefoundation.org with the following information:

  • Driver diagram's NIC
  • Driver diagram updates, including resource people, materials, change ideas, and any content that should be removed
  • Change idea updates, including goal, details, resource materials, drivers beneath which a change idea appears, and any content that should be removed

The Driver Diagram will be updated shortly.

CHANGE NIC PHASE

Contact Susan Haynes, Carnegie’s help desk coordinator, at haynes@carnegiefoundation.org with the following information:

  1. NIC name
  2. Previous NIC phase (Chartering, Improvement Testing)
  3. Phase to which to change the NIC (Improvement Testing, Spread)

The NIC phase will be updated shortly.

Note: Depending on your NIC’s NILS instance and phase, some items may appear differently in the menu bar.

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