Participate in an Open Activity

Activities on NILS are assignments and blogging/discussion forums for the network members. Activities are categorized as Open when they are available for participation, Completed when the activity has been completed, and Upcoming when the activity is not yet available for participation. The hub creates the activities and sets their statuses.

Within an Activity, members can author Posts, Micro-posts, and upload Artifacts. Members can comment on and like each other’s Submissions, ask for Support, and comment on and like hub-authored Reflections on learning after an activity has been completed.

To participate in an Activity to which you have been assigned, select Activity Center from the menu bar.


In the Activity Center, you can view Open, Completed, and Upcoming activities in the NIC. Select the Network Phase of your NIC from the Phase menu on the left side of the screen to view activities in the correct phase.

Select an Open activity (designated by a closed purple circle) to which you are assigned.


On the Open activity page, you can view the activity’s Goal, Description, Materials, and Assignees.


Beneath the activity’s information, you can find the activity’s Conversation Hub, where you can Submit your response to the activity under Submissions, ask for assistance under Support, and view and comment on any hub-authored learning under Reflections.


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

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