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Creating your Profile

2020

Montco Connect: Creating your Profile

Montco Connect utilizes a user profile to further define yourself on the system.  Adding information to your user profile is optional and is completely voluntary.  By default, a user profile will only include a position title for employees and a program of study for students.  The profile can store additional information such as a profile photo, a brief bio about yourself, educational history, hometown, work experience, languages, hobbies, and other skills. 

  1. You can edit and update your profile by clicking the “User Options” button, then “View Profile”. 

    Montco Connect Screen showing 'User Options'

    Montco Connect View Profile Button

  2. Once you are here, you can click the “Edit Profile” button. 

    Edit Profile button in Montco Connect

  3. Fill out whatever information that you would like to be seen by other members in Connect. (Remember, this information is publicly accessible by others in the institution.) 
  4. We strongly encourage adding a photo so that you are identifiable by other students and employees. 
  5. Once you complete your profile, click “Save Changes”. 

    Save Changes button in the Montco Connect Profile Section

Profiles are useful when searching for others with similar interests, backgrounds, etc.  Using the Search feature, you can search for “baseball”, for instance, and find others who may have listed baseball as an interest within their profile.  Once identified, Montco Connect permits users to send “Connect” requests to others.  If the request is approved by the other user, a “Connection” is established with the other user.  Connections can be used to permit or deny access to sending direct messages, checking online status, etc.  Managing this access will be covered in the “Privacy Settings” introductory video. 

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