Advice on how to navigate Chem Community


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Kiana Tashakori 1D
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Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Kiana Tashakori 1D » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:43 pm

Does anyone have any advice on how to navigate through Chem community? This is my first time using the platform and it seems a bit complicated to use, especially since there are an overwhelming amount of posts and topics. Thanks!

Shana Patel 1C
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Shana Patel 1C » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:58 pm

On Chemistry Community you have to log in using your UID, then find CHEM 14B. All the topics are posted there, including questions related to the topic. You can post a new question(like you have done), or repluy to other peoples questions by clicking the post reply button at the bottom of the page.

Katelyn_Ortega_1D
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:59 pm

Tip:
Once you log in, go to "quick links" on the top left corner. If you go to "active topics", it will show you all of the topics people have been discussing recently so you can start replying to those.

Jason_Glass_2L
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Jason_Glass_2L » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:51 pm

Another tip is to utilize the search function in the quick links tab. If I have a question on sapling and I don't really want to wait a long time for a response, I just search sapling in the searchbar and try and find the question number.

David Jen 1J
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby David Jen 1J » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:04 am

It can feel a bit overwhelming, something that has helped me was the active topic section you can find under quick links, it gave me a way to find relevant topics that I can reply to!

905409193
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby 905409193 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:11 am

Another thing I would like to mention is to don't be afraid to ask questions! This was created so that we can engage with one another and help each other out. If there's something you don't know, chances are someone else is having the same problem. Tip: When posting a question, try posting it in the appropriate topic. For example a question regarding the logistics of the class itself should be posted in the Administrative Questions and Class Announcements

Nicole Critzer 2L
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Nicole Critzer 2L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:06 am

Hi guys this is my first time using chem community as well. So far I know how to post replies but how do I post a new question? When I went to the FAQ it said there would be a new post button somewhere below but for some reason I don't see it. Is there another way to post questions?

Kathy_Li_1H
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Kathy_Li_1H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:12 am

Hi! You can post questions by going into a section for the Topic/Unit and clicking the top button that says "New Topic."

Edwin Liang 1I
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Edwin Liang 1I » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:10 pm

You can go through the Board Index to find topics that correspond to each course. Clicking on a topic will lead to a subsection with many questions and answers about that topic. You can click "Post a Reply" to answer a question on a post.

Daniela Santana 2L
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Daniela Santana 2L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:14 pm

Hi! If you see a post that you want to reply to click on it and then click post reply to type out a reply. Sometimes after I post it tells me the number of posts I have made under my name in the reply I just left. This number is almost usually off by a number for me, make sure to click on your actual account near the top right hand corner of the website and check the actual number of posts you are made so you wont miss any points. :)

Brianna Martilla 1C
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Brianna Martilla 1C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:18 pm

Good question! I normally use the Active topics link under Quick links in the upper lefthand corner to read and respond to more recent posts. To post a question, you create a post and put it within a category. To see how many posts you have per week, you go to Your posts under Quick links, and I change the time frame to last 7 days so that I can see how many posts I made that week.

Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:23 pm

I'll second Jason here and say that the search function is also extraordinarily helpful in addition to the quick links and board index. Not only is it good for finding sapling questions, but it's also great for looking up specific content within the subtopics. Hope that (and the various other responses on this thread) helped! :D

Brian Nguyen 2I
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Brian Nguyen 2I » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:37 pm

When I use this website, I usually just scroll down to the topics on the home page and find the topic that we learned about for the week. Then I answer questions under certain posts. I usually use quick links a lot because it helps me check to see how many posts I've made so far. Sometimes, if you want to stray away from the academic content there's also usually a separate section where you can answer posts regarding study posts or just chem jokes in general.

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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby josephspindler2H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:11 pm

I heavily rely on the "Quick links" tab on the top left to navigate chemistry community, from there you can best explore the newest posts and the differing topics you may need help in or what to help someone out in.

Karen Zheng_2K
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Karen Zheng_2K » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:18 pm

All you would need to do is use the "Quick links" at the top left corner and go to "New posts" in order to find the most recent posts. There is a big "Post reply" button once you click into these posts that you can use to reply and answer questions. Hope this helps a little!

Kiana Javier 3G
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Kiana Javier 3G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:06 pm

I agree with what everyone else was saying! The quick links tab is very helpful. Another tip, if you wanna check how many posts you made for this week or overall, you can go to the "Your Posts" tab under quick links. I always use it to double check I posted 5 times a week. You can also click on your name when you make a post to view this (:

Britney Tran IJ
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:16 pm

Quick links is really helpful when you need to find your previous posts, new posts, and other categories!

Melanie Lin 3E
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Re: Advice on how to navigate Chem Community

Postby Melanie Lin 3E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:47 pm

I was in 14A last quarter and I actually didn't even realize the "Quick Links" menu was that helpful LOL Thanks to Kiana for starting this thread and everyone else for mentioning this. I will be definitely using that tip.


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