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MyActivities

Enhance your Profile

MyActivities allows you to generate a public profile (UICollaboratory), CVs, and BioSketches. To populate the Biographical portions of those documents, you must manually add this information to your profile through MyActivities. This includes information such as:

  • Your education, academic and non-academic employment and language competencies.
  • Your photograph
  • Links to public-facing scholarly pages like a personal website, Google Scholar profile, ResearchGate page, etc.

To add biographical information to your Elements profile:

  1. From your MyActivities homepage, click on the “Go to your profile” button under the photo placeholder.
    • Click on "Manage photo" to change your photo.
    • Click Add a phone number if you want your phone number on your profile
    • Click Add next to Overview, Research interests, and Teaching summary to enter a summary of information about yourself.   
    • Click on the links next to the green  + sign to add information about academic and nonacademic employment, and education.
    • Click on the links next to the green + sign to add web address link.
  2. When you finish filling out an entry, click the Save button at the bottom of the entry box to save.

Go to http://uicollaboratory.uic.edu/ to view your public profile.

Change Displayed Name (Use Preferred Name)

The personal name that is displayed in My Activities and the public profile tool are imported from Banner.   If you have a preferred name, you can change your displayed name by doing the following.

  • Log into MyActivities

  • click on Menu (found in upper left corner - looks like 3 lines) and under My Profile click on About Me

  • under Preferred name enter what you want to see.  

  • click update preferred name.

Availability

Use availability to indicate the reasons why others may contact you.   Currently available options include:

  • Career advice
  • Collaborative projects
  • Industry Projects
  • Join a web conference as a panellist or speaker
  • Masters Research or PhD student supervision
  • Media enquiries
  • Membership of an advisory committee
  • Mentoring (long-term)
  • Mentoring (short-term)
  • Teaching provision
  • Technical support

Click Edit next to Availability and enter the term you would like to appear in your profile related to availability.   Select the term when it appear and click add.  Repeat until all desired terms are selected.   Click Save.

Highlighting and Hiding Information for the UICollaboratory

There may be activities, such as specific publications that you would like to highlight in your public profile (http://uicollaboratory.uic.edu/).   There may also be activities that you do not wish to have appear on your public profile.  You will manage this through MyActivities.

To Highlight your publications as Featured:

  • Click on the link to your list of publications.   
  • Click the Heart that is found to the left of the title of the article to identify it as a "Featured".  It will go from a white heart to a black heart once it is clicked.    A black heart will appear next to the title of the article once it is selected as Featured.  
  • In the UICollaboratory, these items will appear at the top of the list of your activities, and appear with the word Featured

To Highlight your professional activities, grants, or teaching activities as Featured, 

  • Click on the link to your list of professional activities, grants, or teaching activities under My Summary.   
  • Click the Heart that is found underneath each item in the list that you would like to identify as a "Featured".  It will go from a red heart to a white heart once it is clicked.    A red heart will appear next to the title once it is selected as Featured.  
  • In the UICollaboratory, these items will appear at the top of the list of your activities, and appear with the word Featured

Individual activities in certain categories, such as journal articles, books, funded grants, honors & awards, memberships, and courses taught will appear by default in the UICollaboratory.   See which activities appear by default, see Activities appearing In UICollaboratory.   If there are individual activities in the activities that appear in the UICollaboratory that you do not want public, you may hide them by making them private.

To hide your publications, professional activities, grants, or teaching activities from appearing in the UICollaboratory

  • Click on the link to your list of publications, professional activities, grants, or teaching activities.   
  • Click the world icon that is found to the right of the title of each item in the list that you would like to hide.  The entry will have a private icon to indicate it is invisible on your public profile.

Go to http://uicollaboratory.uic.edu/ to view your public profile.

Make Your Profile Live

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To make your profile public at UICollaboratory.uic.edu, log into MyActivities and click on the profile figure near the top left corner of MyActivities. 

On the screen that appears, click the dial button next to "Public" to make your profile public.  Within a few minutes your profile will appear on the UICollaboratory.uic.edu.