Your Account

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1 Log In

Logging in is not required for browsing teaching files, however it does give you access to some added features. If you are not logged in, you will only see public teaching files. After logging in you are granted permission to any of your own private teaching files, as well as any group teaching files. You also must log in to author teaching files.

2 Create Account

If you do not have an account, you can click the "create account" link to create your own account. This option only available if your administrator has enabled it on your MIRC Site. If this option is disabled, you must contact your site administrator for an account.

3 Manage Account

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Manage accounts page

3.1 Login/Password Functions

  • Change Password This page allows you to change your own password, an administrator may choose to disable this option.
  • Register Servers If your MIRC Site has links to more then one storage service you may see this option on the manage accounts page. This page allows you to register your accounts with other MIRC Sites. Entering your account information here allows you to perform a query across multiple sites, and have your credentials passed along, so you can view any private or group documents that may otherwise be hidden. This option may be disabled on some MIRC Sites, and is unnecessary if all of your storage services reside on the same MIRC Site

3.2 Groups

MIRC has a group permission system that allows you to share documents with a particular group of users. First, the group creator makes a group from the manage accounts page (giving it a name and a password). The creator then passes this information out to any users that he would like to join his group. Those users then go to their manage accounts page, and join the group. Groups are disabled by default on MIRC Sites, so to access this feature your administrator will have to have enabled groups.

  • Create A Group This is the page that allows a user to create a new group to share with his friends/colleagues.
  • Join A Group This page allows users to join a group that their friend/colleague has sent them.
  • Current Groups Shows the groups you currently belong to, and allows you to leave the group.