Sure! There are FOUR main areas of this website, each with its own HOME page.
- The Public Pages
- The Private Pages
- Your Family Website Pages
1. The Public Pages (HOME has the slide show.)
These website pages are available to everyone, "the public". After your HSCF membership has been approved, please LOGIN from the upper right corner if you'd like to go to "the private" side of our website. Non-members can visit the public pages to see some things we're up to in HSCF. Our hope is that parents will be encouraged in their homeschooling journey and join in if they think HSCF will be of benefit to their family. Most HSCF activities will be for members only, as a benefit of membership.
2. The Private Pages (HOME has the coffee cups.)
You'll see your name at the top left once you've successfully logged in to the PRIVATE HOME page. (Only current, paid HSCF members in good standing have access to the private pages.) Please take time to browse the website and its many features!
Use the EDIT MY PROFILE link in the very top menu:
- to keep your family & membership information up-to-date,
- to check your email preferences,
- to change your privacy settings,
- to create and edit your Family Web Site,
- to type a short description or information that appears under your name on the Family Directory.
Always LOG OUT if you are using a public computer, e.g. at a library or while travelling. But at home, bookmark our website and check the box to stay logged in on the same computer so that HSCF is handy next time you need it!
3. Your Family Website Pages (HOME will be blank until you create it.)
You need to be logged in as an HSCF member first. You'll see in the FAMILY DIRECTORY that each family has optional Website Pages available to use. You can build unlimited pages, and include your photos and your favourite links. (See under Englers for an example in the family directory.)
What you type in the 'short description' box in your profile will appear for other members to see in the Family Directory along with your name. But use the 'long description' box to create your website home page: post a photo and/or type what you'd like to have as your family's website home page.
To create and maintain your own family's website, click on EDIT MY PROFILE. Right near the top of your registration form is a blue link: "click here to edit my family's website".
Once you have created a family website, you can opt to share it with friends or family outside of HSCF. Create a separate username & password specifically for your non-HSCF guests to use. Tell them to visit www.HSCFedmonton.ca and to Login using the outside guest user name and password you created for them. Outside guests do not have access to any private member pages of our website - only to your own Family Web Pages with your permission. Never distribute your own membership login information to others.
4. The Administrative Pages (HOME is blue.)
Are you a website Administrator? If so, you need to be signed in as a regular HSCF member first. Click on the GROUP ADMIN SITE link located along the very top header navigation. Login with your Admin user name/password. Let us know if there's an area where you should have been granted access, and we'll remedy that. One of the best advantages of this website is that the maintenance is shared around & members are able to use their gifts to serve!
Please note that all web pages on our HSCF site, including Family Web Pages, must honour copyright laws, must not be illegal, immoral, etc., or be contrary to our Terms of Service. Please do not distribute your Membership or Admin logins to others, as this compromises our HSCF privacy and security. Misuse or misrepresentation of Membership may result in your privileges being withheld.