Along with viewing content other members share, contributing your own is likely one of the main activities you'll engage in. So, let's learn the various ways you can do so using the HBA Community mobile app.
You can only contribute content while viewing the Feed. To do so, tap the (+) icon at the bottom right of the screen.
NOTE: Refer to the Adding attachments and Inserting hyperlinks sections below to learn more about these processes.
You can think of Library Entries as containers for individual files; you can upload multiple files to a Library Entry.
While creating a discussion, question, or Library Entry, you can add one or more attachments via the paperclip icon.
NOTE: If this is your first time attaching a file, you'll be prompted to grant the Higher Logic app access to your device in order to access its files.
After tapping the icon, simply navigate your device for the file you'd like to upload. This can be anything from an image to a video or a Word document to a PDF.
While creating a discussion, question, or Library Entry, you can insert one or more hyperlinks via the chain icon.
Before tapping this icon, you need to first tap into the text field and position the cursor to the desired location; in other words, your position in the text field is where the hyperlink will be inserted.
TIP: You cannot update an inserted hyperlink; if you need to make an edit, you'll need to delete and insert a new one.
While creating a discussion, question, or Library Entry, you can @mention other community members in the text field.
NOTE: Members who are opted out of the Directory will not appear in the suggestions, and profile privacy settings are respected.
When a member is @mentioned, they'll receive an email notification letting them know (as long as they can access the associated content). For example, if Eric is reading a thread about community management and thinks his colleague, John Doe, would be interested in participating in the thread, he could @mention John in a discussion reply. John would then receive an email notification that he was mentioned in Eric's discussion post, along with a link to the post so he can easily participate.
These notifications are sent to a member's profile Inbox.
While creating a discussion, question, or Library Entry, you can include one or more tags in the text field.
tags (also known as #hashtags) are like behind-the-scenes organizers, helping to categorize your site's content and make it easier to find. For example, if 15 members tag their content with #2021conference, all 15 pieces of content can be viewed simply by tapping the tag when viewing the Feed.
NOTE: Do not use spaces when typing; tags should be all one word. If you add spaces, the system will automatically remove them.