Connections Online Users Roundtable
March 2-4, 2016
Save the Date!
Best Practices Presentations!
Networking with Other Users!
Vision for Connections 5.0!
Our next Users Roundtable will be March 2 - 4, 2016. We will have our Kick-Off Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 2nd and the Users Roundtable will be on Thursday (8:30 to 5:00) and on Friday (8:30 to noon).
Our Users Roundtable will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful San Diego Bay - Downtown area!
I hope you will join us!! Please RSVP Karla Norwood at [email protected]
Tips and Additional Help Documentation
If you delete a department, be sure to move the people in that department to a new department. Individuals must have a primary department set in order to show up on any of the drop down lists.
If you rename a department be sure to change the name of the department for anyone listed in that department.
Department Dialog Review
See this document for questions and answers on Department Dialogs, Metrics, Projects, etc. Link: https://files.connectionsonline.net/files/Dept-Dialog-Development-Session-sample-answers.doc
Linking and Rolling-up Metrics
Please be sure that all the metrics you are linking and then rolling-up are the same format otherwise the roll-up result will not be correct.
Performance Management Module
Couple of updates: the Organization and Department Connections Reports will now show Commitments for any site that has the Performance Management feature, Commitments and Personal Development Goals modules now allow those items to be expanded to display and check off their measures/tasks directly in the sidebar.
Excel templates have been updated so when you sync the template and choose to open in Connections, it will open in version 4.1. To make sure you are using the most up-to-date templates please use this link: https://connectionsonline.zendesk.com/entries/60396439-Microsoft-Excel-Templates
Connections Online Announcements
Exciting News Regarding Related Links and Secure Sypher
As many of you are aware, Secure Sypher has been available to our customers for a nominal fee. This service allows Users to upload documents through the Related Links Function of Connections. We are now going to make that feature available as part of your subscription to all Connections Online customers. If you are currently using the service, your documents and upload service will still be available through Connections Online, but your monthly subscription fee with Secure Sypher will be cancelled. We will have further news on the timing of this change and how you can access the service through the Forum Announcements
Keep Up-to-Date on All System Announcements
Sign-Up to Receive Forum Announcements
Users who would like to be automatically notified by email when the server is down, or when there are updates, must subscribe to these Forums. To subscribe, simply go to this Forum link, login with your Connections Online password, then click the "subscribe" button in the upper right of the page: https://connectionsonline.zendesk.com/forums/377724-Announcements You will then automatically receive an email when any update announcements are posted on the forums.
You can also click on any of the other Forums and subscribe to the ones for which you want to stay informed of any new posts.
Connections Online 4.1 Application Training Webinars
This 60-minute training webinar dives deeper into an overall "how to use" Connections Online 4.1.
Click Here to register for Tuesday, October 27 at 1:30 ET
Click Here to register for Monday, November 16th at 1:30 ET
Click Here to register for Monday, December 14th at 1:30 ET
Connections Online 4.1 Advanced Features Webinars
This 30-minute training webinar highlights advanced functionality of Connections Online 4.1 with Q&A.
Click Here to register for Wednesday, October 28th at 1:30 ET
Click Here to register for Tuesday, November 17th at 1:30 ET
Click Here to register for Tuesday, December 15th at 1:30 ET
Connections Online 4.1 Security Training Webinars
This 60-minute training webinar is for Site Administrators - setting security on the site page and throughout the application.
Click Here to register for Thursday, October 29th at 1:30 ET
Click Here to register for Wednesday, November 18th at 1:30 ET
Click Here to register for Wednesday, December 16th at 1:30 ET