Quick Start Guide

Getting Started on RegEx

Make the most of your RegEx experience online by taking these steps to allow others to find and connect with you, engage in meaningful conversations about the topics that matter to you, and build your presence in the online community.

Use these links to access relevant information quickly:

Sign in
Profile Set-Up
Profile Settings
Build Your Contact List
Join the Conversation
Share a Resource
What Now?

Sign in:
 if you haven't already done so by using the upper right hand
 navigation button. Having problems signing in? Contact solutions@raps.org for help. 
Back to Top

Profile Set-Up

Tell us about yourself: Is this what you really look like? Upload a profile picture and add some information to your profile so it is easier to find and connect with like-minded peers. 

Back to Top

Profile Settings

Customize your profile settingsWhile on your profile page, click on the tab for My Account. Here you can set up how you want to receive emails from the community, how much of your profile you want visible to other members, design the signature area that appears under your discussion posts and more.  If you have any questions about what a certain setting means, please email the Community Manager at regex@raps.org for help. 

Email Delivery Options: Your frequency can be in the form of a daily digest–a single email each day summarizing the hottest topics in your community, or stay informed in real time with instant alerts. 

Build your contact list:
Select Directory from the top navigation bar. Click Member Directory to find friends and colleagues belonging to RAPS. Creating a contact list helps identify relationships and build searchable networks. Our Advanced Search option offers further
 parameters for making connections.

Back to Top

Join the Conversation

Posting a Message:

  1. Select “New” (homepage) or “Post New Message (community pages)
  2. If you are creating a new post from the home page you will need to select the discussion where you would like the post to appear.
  3. You can upload attachments (attachments will automatically be added to the specified community library).

You can save a draft of the post. The system will also automatically start saving your message once you start adding content
To access your drafts go to your profile and select the “my contributions” tab >contributions list


Reply to a Discussion:

  • Reply Inline: Will nest your reply directly under post you are viewing.
  • Reply to Discussion: reply to entire thread. Will nest your post at the bottom.
  • Reply to Sender: Sends a private response to the members community inbox.
  • Mark As Inappropriate: If a members post clearly violates the RegEx Code of Conduct you can flag it to be review by the RAPS community management team.

Back to Top

Share a Resource:

1. To access the RegEx Resource Library select the resource tab2. To access your community library, navigate to your community and select the library tab

*You will notice that there are two different ways to view the community library content (list or folder). Use the icon's to switch the view.
3. To add a new library item select "Create New Library Entry" Complete the required fields on the library entry form: Title, Library, Description, Entry Type. Based on the Entry type you select you will need to take additional steps after you select next.
File Types:

Back to Top

What now?

  • Let us know you're here: Say hello and share what you are hoping to gain by participating.
  • Ask questions: What do you want to know more about? Have a question about anything from professional development to everyday problems? There's someone out there with the answer.
  • Share ideas: Is there a hot topic you want to discuss? How about a lesson you've learned that might help your fellow members? Start a discussion thread to give others a peek inside your world or to demonstrate your expertise on a topic.
  • Give feedback: Use your knowledge and experience to answer other members' questions. Just click Reply to Discussion to the right of any discussion post, or comment underneath a library entry. 
  • Spread knowledge:  Check out our useful Resources, such as the Member Knowledge Center, to see what others have uploaded and keep the sharing going. 

Back to Top