At this point, the conference will be pretty empty. You should
see a generic message saying something along the lines of "the
fair witness of this conference has not written a welcome message
yet...." Let's fix that. Just above this message, you should see a
Click on that link. At this point, you should see a new browser
window open up with the Conference Manager loaded. To see what it
should look like, click here. This page
has several buttons that take you to pages that allow you to edit
your conference. Below, I describe these pages. Note that after
you make any changes in any of these pages, you will be
automatically returned to the Conference Manager page.
IMPORTANT: Each time you are done making changes to the
boxes here or in any other part of the conference manager, you
must click the Change button. In this case the button is
called Change Config. If you don't click this button, your
changes will not take effect.
Create New Topic
Once again, you must click the Make Topic button for the
topic to be created. If you made a mistake and would like to start
over, then as long as you didn't already click the Make
Topic button, you may click the Reset button and start
After you click the Make Topic button, you will go to a
page that tells you that the new topic has been created and offer
you a link to the Topic Manager in order to set up that topic. At
this point you might want to take a break from the Conference
Manager portion of the tutorial and go to the
Topic Manager lesson.
The current topic name
#? Delete #?
The first line -- Current -- tells you the properties of the
topic now. The second line allows you to change those properties.
If you want to change the number of the topic, type the new number
in the box within the New: row. If you want to change the
name of the topic, type the new name in the larger box in the
New row. Then, make sure to check the Change Topic
If you want to remove the topic altogether, simply check the
Delete #? box.
IMPORTANT: When you are done making all the changes,
click the 'Save Changes' button at the top. Otherwise, your
changes will not register.
NOTE: If there are any numbering
conflicts -- if you attempt to give the same number to more than
one topic -- the changes will not take place.
User Access List
To make multiple changes: If you are creating the list
for the first time, you should use the quick method. Simply type
the list of user ID's in the large box under 'Make Multiple
Changes'. Put each name in its own line, separated by returns. You
may both remove and add names, and you may make as many changes as
you like. When you are done, click the 'CHANGE ACCESS LIST'.
To add a single person: type that person's login ID in
the box under 'Add a Single User'. Then click the 'ADD USER'
button. After a few seconds, you should see that person added to
the list below.
To remove a single person: type that person's login ID
in the box under 'Remove A Single User'. Then click the 'REMOVE
USER' button. After a few seconds, you should see that person's
name removed from the list below.
To change the comment: use the same process you would
use to post a message to a conversation. Type the body of the
comment in the large box below 'Current Comment'. When you are
done, you should click the 'Preview comment' button. Then, click
the browser's BACK button and, if you have no additional changes
to make, click the 'Change Comment'. Once again, unless you click
the 'Change Comment' button, no changes will take place. Remember,
you can use any sort of HTML you want within this
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