Member Profile Home Page
When you log in to the OSCA website, you will land on your Member Profile Home page. On the main Profile Home page you'll see your Feeds, Wall, Bio and photo, should you choose to upload one. State Associations have a Master Account. State Associations Individuals have a Sub-Account off their State Association's Master Account.
On the right side of the Member Profile page are quick links to get you to various components in your Member Profile. Below is information about each of these components.
Photo – you can upload your photo by clicking on the Photo box and selecting Add Photo.
– Click on this icon to access your Photos, Blogs, Files and Links, and Favorites. It is located at the top of your Profile Home page.
Pages – If you create your own Pages, you will see a link listed at the top of your Profile Home page that will provide you with a drop down list of your pages.
Feeds – Similar to feeds on Facebook, feeds allow you to post and view continually streaming updates from your Groups and Connections you make within the community.
Wall – Again, similar to Facebook, you or others can write on or post to your Wall.
Bio – Your Bio is essentially the information you provided on your member application or during membership renewal. This section shows the information you’ve chosen to share with other members when they search your name in the Member Directory.
You can manage the settings for each of the above items in your Member Profile by selecting Preferences. You can determine who will see this information on your Member Profile Home page by selecting to make them viewable to the public, members only, or only to you and system administrators.
Information & Settings
Edit Bio – This is where you update your data and set your Privacy Settings to determine what information is available to the public, members only or administrators only when someone searches your name in the Member Directory. You may change these Privacy Settings by clicking on the lock icon next to the field. There are three choices: Public (Visible to Everyone), Members Only (Visible Only to Members) and Private (Not Visible in Profile).
Privacy Setting Note: You can check your privacy settings by clicking on Public Profile on the right side of the page to see what information the Public can see when they view your Member Profile.
Preferences – You can customize your Member Profile settings for various website features (Career Center, Community, Connections, Favorites, Groups, Messaging, Profile and Wall). You can turn notifications and messages on or off, and subscribe to newsletters from the Forum and your Groups.
Sub-Accounts – You can add staff under your profile. They will set their own log in and have access to all the member only informaiton available on the website without having to bug you for your log in.
Membership Card – You can print off your membership card.
Invoicing, Payments & History
Invoices – You can view current and process invoices as well as pay open invoices online in this section. You may also print receipts for your purchases.
Event Registrations - Any Events that you've registered for including Webinars, Conferences, etc. will show up in your Event Registrations area.
Membership – You can view your membership status and renew your membership in this section. You should be able to renew your membership up to 90 days prior to your membership expiration.
Donations – You can view your donation history.
Content & Features
Favorites – You are able to Bookmark favorite and frequently visited pages on the OSCA website. You can share your Bookmarks with your OSCA member Connections or keep them private. To add a webpage to your Favorites just click on the star icon at the top of the page. When you click on the star it will ask you if you want to share it or keep it private and it will also offer you the option to place it in a Category. You can access your Favorites any time that you're logged in by clicking on the Favorites quick link on the right side of the page.
Networks – Add your public social networks here (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and a direct link/icon will be added to your profile so members can connect with you on those networks. You can also access your Networks from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Blogs – Post and manage your own blog.
Pages – Post and manage your own pages.
Photo Gallery – Add your own photo gallery and share with your network.
Files and Links - You can save files and links to your Member Profile and manage them in this section. You may want to save something from the OSCA Resource Library or a document from the website or anywhere. Click on the Files and Links in your quick links on the right side of the page to access this area.
Professional Development – View, save, email and/or print your OSCA transcripts.
Messaging – The OSCA website has its own online message system. You can send and receive messages to/from other OSCA members and Groups that you are a member of. You can edit your Messaging settings in Preferences. You can also access Messages from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Groups – There are several OSCA Groups that you may be a member of. If you are a member of a OSCA District, a OSCA Committee, or the Board of Directors, you're a member of a Group. You will have access to the Group Member Directory, files, photos, calendars, Group Forum, Blogs and other features within each Group. You can edit your Group settings in Preferences. You can also access your Groups from the quick links on the right side of the page.
Connections – Connections are similar to LinkedIn where you can create a circle of OSCA members that you would like to share, email and network with. You can edit your Connections settings in Preferences. You can also access your Connections from the quick links on the right side of the page. Learn more about Connections in this How To.
Forum Settings – OSCA Forums are a communication tool to ask industry related questions and share information. Forum discussions are archived and therefore a great resource to check when seeking information. OSCA has several Forums on different industry topics and there are also Forums available within Groups that you may be a member of. You need to subscribe to a Forum and then set up your Preferences. You can also access your Forums in the quick links on the right side of the page. Learn more about subscribing to and managing your Forum settings in this How To.
Blog Subscriptions – If you are a member of a Group, you may be interested in participating in a Group Blog. You can manage your Blog preferences in this section, but you first must subscribe to the Blog within the Group.
Networking & Careers