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AHS Updated User Guide

How to use AHS User Guide

How to use this site

Welcome AHS Classmates! Thanks for coming by! If this is your first visit, read below to see how to get started. Make your profile on your own web page, personalize it by adding pictures, You Tube Videos  and Playlists. Discover how to do it all right on this page! Share your page with your classmates, family, and friends. As time goes on, please remember to keep your profile up-to-date with current contact information, and enjoy using this site as a portal to reconnect with old friends between graduating years.

Attend a Class Meeting Using Free Conference Calling: Classmates can attend monthly class meetings by dialing the phone number and entering the access codes listed below. You will be added to the monthly class meetings conference phone call. Below are the instructions for dialing into the monthly meeting:

Dial 515-606-5334

Enter Access Code 652692 followed by the #

Let's Get You Enrolled: You must go to the Class Website to enroll. The class website is located at:

Click to goto AHS Class of 1968 Web Site

 https://www.classcreator.com/Winston-Salem-North-Carolina-Atkins-1968/member_login.cfm

When you reach our AHS Class of 1968 login web page the following web page is displayed. Go to the bottom of the Camel Login box and click on the Join Here link.

After clicking on the Join Here link the Classmate Profiles page shown below is displayed. 

 When you reach the Classmate Profile locate your name. In example I will select Iwillis Abernathy who is not a member and walk you through the enrollment process. Once I click on Iwillis Abernathy the following web page is displayed:

 

Iwillis Abernathy

 

JOIN HERE!


If you are Iwillis, please click here now to create your login!

Participation in this site is free. There are no fees of any kind.

Iwillis Abernathy has not joined the site yet. Do you know where Iwillis Abernathy is? If so, please click here to invite Iwillis to join our site!

When this page appears click on the If you are “Your Name”, please click here now to create your login!

Once you click on the “click here now” your profile shown below is displayed for you to fill in the necessary information to get access to the website.

Logging Into the Class Website

You should now go to the class website(Click to goto AHS Class of 1968 Web Site) and login. The following web page is displayed after you login into the class website.

When you reach the Classmate Profile locate your name. In example I will select Iwillis Abernathy who is not a member and walk you through the enrollment process. You are now requred to complete the 3 step process of setting up your profile. Once I click on Iwillis Abernathy the following web page is displayed:

Member Wizard Step 1 of 4: Contact Info

Please only complete the following steps if you are “Your Name.” appears.

You are presented with a page requesting you complete your  Profile Registration The following steps will take several minutes to complete. Note that sharing personal information is optional. Any information you leave blank at this time can easily be added at a later date. All entries prefixed with an asterisk (*) or required. The fields you must complete are:

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Email address
  4. Password
  5. Street address  and name
  6. City, State and Zip Code

You don't have to complete the classmate profile all at once. However you must complete the required fields. You can come back whenever you want to add to or update your information, or add more photos. You can print out this instruction page by choosing  the Print option of your web browser.

Member Wizard Step 2 of 4: Profile Details

* = Required

Information entered on this screen is visible to all Camels. You can update all information below at any time in the future. Please enter all required fields designated with an *.

Member Wizard Step 3 of 4: Notify Me and Track Camel Profiles

The options below offer a convenient way of keeping up with what's happening on the site by email. Whenever an option you have set to "Immediate" generates an email, any others set to "Once Daily" will also be sent at that time (this helps reduce the volume of emails you receive).

Notify me by email when ...

Immediately

  

Once Daily

  

Never

I receive a new personal message

  

  

Someone leaves a comment on my profile

  

  


 

While updating your profile you will also be given the opportunity to follow classmates. This is accomplished by completing the Classmate profile, an example shown below:

Profile Subscriptions

Place a check mark next to each Camel you wish to keep track of. When the Camels you have selected update their profiles you will be notified via email. It's a great way to keep track of your friends!

You can also subscribe to Camels who have not yet joined the site, which will generate an email to you when the Camel joins.

Find: (minimum 3 characters)

Available Camels

Selected Camels

Select All

Deselect All

 

Iwillis Abernathy

 

Once you have completed your profile a request to approve your access to the class website is sent to class administrators for approval which should occur within 24 hours of receipt.

When  your access request has been approved by a class administrator you are now ready to login into the class website.

Logging Into the Class Website

You should now go to the class website and login. The following web page is displayed after you login into the class website.

You will notice on the the web page above 3 icons. The person icon is used to get to member functions. The bell icon, referred to as the Alert icon, notifies you when  an alert message is ready for viewing. In the web page displayed above note the small red circle with a number inside indicating how many alerts are waiting for your viewing. The envelope icon is where you can view messages posted in the Message Forum. If there are messages waiting for you to view a red circle with the number of messages will be displayed above the envelope icon showing the number of messages waiting for you to review. 

As noted earlier the person icon lists the functions classmates can perform. Each function is described  below.

MEMBER FUNCTIONS:

An explanation of each follows:

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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: Class Connection

This feature displays a screen to allow you to login into Facebook.
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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: Notify Me

The options below offer a convenient way of keeping up with what's happening on the site by email. Whenever an option you have set to "Immediate" generates an email, any others set to "Once Daily" will also be sent at that time (this helps reduce the volume of emails you receive).

ALL CHANGES MADE TO THIS PAGE ARE IMMEDIATELY SAVED.

Notify me by email when ...

Immediately

  

Once Daily

  

Never

I receive a new personal message

  

  

There are more options you may select so review options you have set to ensure your messages are delivered on your time schedule.

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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: Message Center.

This feature lists the status of all messages you have received and allows you to compose a new message.

Message Center

No message threads*  in your Inbox

(*Threads are used to facilitate conversations between classmates. All messages in a thread are viewable by all classmates. A thread is created for each new message created by a classmate

(Compose Messages option) starts a thread. If you would like to particpate in a thread for an existing select the message you want participate which puts you into the 

conversations for the thread.)

Compose Message

Unread Read / Unresponded Responded New Response In Thread

Compose Message

Unread Read / Unresponded Responded New Response In Thread

ou will see Compose New Messages to post. There are also 4 icons representing messages as Unread, Read/Unresponded, Responded and New Response. By clicking on either message category you will see the messages associated with either of the categories.

 

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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT CONTACT INFO

Choosing this feature will allow you to view all of the contact information you entered into your contact information page. You can change your contact information anytime you wish.

Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.
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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: EDIT Profile

Choosing this feature will allow you to view all of the contact information you entered into your contact information page. You can change your contact information anytime you wish.

Be sure to click the SAVE CHANGES tab at the bottom of the page when you have finished.
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More Instructions:

To add photos to your profile you must be able to locate exactly where the picture is on your computer. Most of the time, it will be in the folder titled MY PICTURES. Follow the directions below for adding, deleting, and editing photos.

How to upload pictures to your web page: 

  1. You can upload .JPEG, .GIF, .bpm and .pg files, but not .tiff.

Shortcut for multiple pictures: If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them later. Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures, so you won’t delete the originals. 
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How to delete a photo from your web page:   

If you are still having problems, please email me.
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How to put a YOU TUBE video on your profile page: 

(Please note that if you know HTML, you can add videos and photos to any part of your profile page.)

On the YouTube website, make sure your video is showing in the play box.

Example: you want to put "Graduation Day By The Four Freshmen" video on your site. (If you want to follow along, the URL is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOVOllNHSis.)  

To the right of the video you’ll see a gray box, and near the bottom of this box is the grayed word “Embed.” To the right of "Embed" is a horizontal white box that contains the code for the video. When this code is placed  in the Video box on your Edit Profile page, the video player with your video will appear and classmates can view it from your page. 
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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: POST ANNOUNCEMENT

When you have information you think would be of interest to classmates, you can create your own announcement. The announcement will be forwarded to the administrator who will make it go live on the Home Page.
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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: How to Follow Classmates

To follow classmates on the left side of your display screen You will see

Classmate Profiles. Classmate Profiles is a feature that sends you an email anytime a classmate adds new or changes information on his or her Profile Page. This is the easy way to keep up with your classmates.

To subscribe:

  1. Click on Classmate Profiles and a list of all classmates and guests will appear. Next to each name is a box.

  2. Click on the box the classmate you wish to follow and the profile for the classmate will appears. Next to the picture of the classmate, if there is a picture, you will see the following:

Classmate Name and the option of Following/ Following Name of classmate. If you are not currently following the classmate and would like to follow the classmate click on the Following Name of Classmate option. If following a classmate and you wish to top following the classmate click on following.
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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: CHANGE PASSWORD

If you wish to change your password, click on CHANGE PASSWORD under Member Functions. A page with 3 sections for you to fill in will appear.

  1. Type in your PRESENT password.

  2. Type in your NEW password. A password must have at least five (5) characters.

  3. Type in your NEW password a second time.

  4. Click on SAVE button.

If you forget your password, click on the forgot password below your log-in email name, and it will be emailed to you.
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MEMBER FUNCTIONS: LOG OUT

The majority of our users select the "stay logged in" option when they log in. Therefore, they will always be logged onto the site until they click the LOG OUT link under Member Functions.
When somebody selects the option to stay logged in, our system allows the user to bypass the login screen when they come back to the site. If you LOG OUT, the next time you will need to enter your email address and password to get into the site. Also, if you access the site from a different computer (for example a laptop), you will need to reenter your email address and password next time you use your main computer.

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Click on a link below to get a quick answer to your question:

If you change your email address, do this...
Whitelisting - why it is important and how to do it
How to Password Protect your profile information
I've forgotten my password and can't log in-HELP!
Click "Remember Me" and you don't have to log in every time
When you change residence or phone number, do this
Email a classmate
Subscribe to classmate profiles to keep up to date
Where to find the latest classmate news
How to contact your class website administrators
Find your messages
Polls and Surveys
Forums - how to use them
About this website
Pictures - how to put them on your profile page
Pictures - how to delete them from your profile page
YouTube video - How to put a YouTube video on your profile page
Live Chat
Tips for users who are computer beginners

IMPORTANT: If you change your email address, change your email address in your profile information to continue receiving messages from your classmates.

In order to ensure you receive important messages from our class web site, as well as messages sent directly to you from other Classmates, it's important you whitelist the email address noreply@classcreator.net (that's a .net, not a .com). PRIVACY: All contact information you enter into your profile will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed. Your contact information is private: your address and phone number can't be seen by classmates unless you grant permission on your profile. When someone clicks on your name, all they will see of your contact information is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your web page. Your email address is not viewable, though an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your web page. However, if you send a message to someone through their profile, they will see your email address so they can respond.
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What is whitelisting? Whitelisting simply means you are telling your email program to accept all emails coming from our class web site and our Classmates. The technique for whitelisting varies by email program, but generally you will see the term "Whitelist", "Safe List", or "Safe Sender's List" in your email program. This is where you want to be sure you have added the email address: noreply@classcreator.net. Your email client will then recognize that the email you are receiving is coming from one of your contacts. Some people may need to add the email address to a whitelist that is provided on a web mail system provided by your email provider; for instance, AT&T customers have a web mail system that filters for spam before emails are delivered to your inbox. You will need to log into their email account online and add the email address. In some instances, you may need to sign up for a gmail or ymail account so you can add that account as an alternate email address - then when you receive email at the alternate address (but not your primary address) you can talk to your primary email provider and tell them that the email you are receiving at the alternate address is also intended to be received at your primary address and request that a change be made to allow for this to happen.

Class Creator, the system that helps us operate our class web site, uses the address noreply@classcreator.net when sending out email messages. Be assured that all emails sent through our site are valid — you will not receive spam email. Whitelisting noreply@classcreator.net is the single most important thing you can do to ensure you don't miss anything happening on our site or miss receiving emails from your fellow Classmates. So, stop and take a moment to whitelist noreply@classcreator.net right now, and ensure you stay connected!  
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PASSWORD PROTECT: If you choose, you can Password Protect your personal profile to block the general public and search engines from accessing your web page. When you Password Protect, only logged in classmates can see your profile. Just click in the Password Protect box on your profile page when you are in Edit Profile mode.
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FORGOTTEN PASSWORD: If you forget your password, click on the "Forgot Password?" retrieval feature under the login feature, and it will be emailed to you.
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REMEMBER ME: If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to log in next time you go to the site. (Don't log

Message Center." This will take you to a page that lists all the emails you have received (IN BOX) and all you have sent (OUT BOX). Your messages will remain there until you delete them. A Key at the top of both the IN BOX and OUT BOX shows symbols representing the status of an email. Each email shows:
   A box to check if you have read the message,  It's status ( it changes color when you check the box at the left), who sent it to you (IN BOX) or who you sent it to (OUT BOX), subject and date of email and    A red "X" to delete the message

In both the IN BOX and OUT BOX settings, clicking on Profile or the Sender's picture brings up that person's profile page, and clicking on the subject (in blue) brings up the actual email. Clicking inside the box on the far left or on the red "X" on the far right, will turn the background orange. This means that the email can be deleted by choosing the tab at the bottom of the page that says "Delete Checked Threads." Be sure to clean out your emails once or twice a year.
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POLLS and SURVEYS: Surveys (if there is one currently) will be listed in the left column navigation titles; click on the survey title to bring it up. Polls appear on the right side of the Homepage (if there is one currently). You must be logged in to take a survey or poll and you can answer only once. Your answer is counted in the results as soon as you complete the survey or poll.
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About This Website: This website was created at www.classcreator.com website and is maintained by your classmate administrators Walter Jackson, Donald Jackson and Thomas Hicks. It is completely free to our classmates. You will never be asked to pay to make a profile or to be able to access other classmate profiles. There will never be a reason to join other PAY sites. THIS is THE PLACE for classmates of 'Atkins Class of 1968. 

If you can not find your name on the Classmates page, please contact us to have your name added. link. font>

Main information and announcements will be on the Home Page.

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More Instructions:

How to upload pictures to your web page: 

  1. You can upload .JPEG, .GIF, .bpm and .pg files, but not .tiff.

Shortcut for multiple pictures: If you are uploading several pictures that are in different folders, you can copy them to your desktop, then delete them later. Make sure you COPY, not move, your pictures, so you won’t delete the originals. 
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How to delete a photo from your web page:   

If you are still having problems, please email me.
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How to put a YOU TUBE video on your profile page: 

(Please note that if you know HTML, you can add videos and photos to any part of your profile page.)

On the YouTube website, make sure your video is showing in the play box.

Example: you want to put "Graduation Day By The Four Freshmen" video on your site. (If you want to follow along, the URL is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOVOllNHSis.)  

To the right of the video you’ll see a gray box, and near the bottom of this box is the grayed word “Embed.” To the right of "Embed" is a horizontal white box that contains the code for the video. When this code is placed  in the Video box on your Edit Profile page, the video player with your video will appear and classmates can view it from your page. 
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Here are the steps to get the code on your page:

With your mouse, left click once on the white window that contains the code. It should turn blue. (Alternately, you can move your mouse across the box until all the code turns blue.)

  1. On your keyboard hold down the CONTROL key (Ctrl) and press the  letter "C" key. This copies the code.
  2. On your Edit Profile page, locate the box "Videos."
  3. Place your cursor inside the box and left click with your mouse. 
  4. Now press the CONTROL key and the letter "V" key on your keyboard. The Embed code will now appear in your box. The code should look like this:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/OOVOllNHSis&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/OOVOllNHSis&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
     
  5. In the Video Description box just below, enter a name for your video or something about your video, like: “Remember Graduation Day?” This will appear just below your video.
  6. Now click the Save button and go view your page.

If you need help, please email me.
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FORUM ETIQUETTE:

FORUMS are intended for reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, sharing memories and stories, as well as current interests. Please avoid topics with political and religious messages.

Live Chat
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Click on the Live Chat navigation link for full instructions on how to use Live Chat.
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SENDING MESSAGES TO THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR

The easiest way to send Thomas Hicks (an email) is to click on the navigation link CONTACT US on the left side of the Home Page. A large message box will come up in which you can type in anything you need:

  1. New information on a classmate.
  2. Corrections for the site.
  3. Questions about how to do something on the site.
  4. Suggestions for improving the site.
  5. Material or photos you wish considered for a particular page of the site.
  6. Suggestions for an announcement, survey or forum topic.
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COPY & PASTE MADE EASY

COPY and PASTE allow you to take printed material from one source and place it in another. In other words, if you find a particularly interesting paragraph or article you wish to send to a classmate, you can "copy" the text and "paste" it into an email.

To COPY:

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of the text and hold down the left mouse button as you guide the cursor over the desired text. The text will be highlighted with a background color, usually blue. (If you find that the information you desire to copy does not highlight, this means the material can not be copied.)
  2. When you reach the end of the material you wish to copy, release the right mouse button.
  3. Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your message.

To PASTE:

  1. Place your cursor on the page where you wish your text to appear and click the right mouse button once.
  2. Hold down the CONTROL key and press the key "V." The information will move from the unseen clipboard to your chosen page.

Many pictures can be copied in the same manner, but please note that you can NOT use this method to transfer photos to our web site.
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OPENING OR VIEWING A PAGE

There are 16 possible pages for the administrator to fill with content. All those in current use will be the first titles listed in the left-hand navigation links column of the website.

To view any of these pages, click on the link of your choice and your desired page will open. You will be able to scroll through the entire content by using the blue sliding bar on the right-hand side of the page.

To go to another page, just choose the link from the left side and click on it. It isn't necessary to close one page before going to another. On many computers, you can Control/left click to open a page in a new window or tab.
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The web team hopes this guide helps you navigate our web site. If you need assistance or to help improve this guide please send your suggestions, corrections and questions to the Site Administrator.