Discussion Forums

The discussions on TOI are broadly classified as “Popular discussions” and  “Latest discussions”. To narrow your search you can use the filters provided on the left side of the page.
Start a discussion
In order to initiate a discussion click on the link "Start a discussion" located right below the "contribute a resource" link. Once you click it, you will be directed to a form, as shown below. (Please note that in order to start or participate in a discussion you will need to log in to TOI). 
In the first few blanks you will need to fill in the subject/title of your discussion and provide information about the topic of discussion.Choosing the Resource type in the drop down menu, allows categorization of the discussion. Please tick the box for the relevant Subject type and topic. After this you can either save or preview your discussion.
Participate in a discussion
To participate in a discussion thread  please click on "Add new comment" to use the  "Post to this discussion"  text box that is present at the end of the last comment. Click on "Sumbit" when you are done typing to contribute to the discussion.
You have the option to "edit" and "reply" to every comment that you post and the option to “reply” to others' posts. 


Community Map

This is the place where you can see the location of other members. 



You can find or search for members in this section by using the filter and various parameters like first name, last name, location etc., as shown in the image below.


Send an invite

Once you click on the 'Send an Invite' button on the right side of the home page or other pages of TOI, you will be directed to the “send an invite” page of TOI (Please note that you will need to be logged in to send an invite). Here you will be asked to fill up your name, your friends' names and e-mail IDs. You can also fill in a personal note. You can preview your invitation before you send it. Please see the image given below.



Member Profile Page

TOI has provided a user profile page for the registered users, where they can see, edit and manage their usability settings in TOI.

On the portal you can create your profile with details of your background, preferences and activities. This information can connect you to other like-minded people within the portal community. 

The image below shows what your profile will look like when other users browse through your profile.

After logging in you will see your name on the right side of the main menu bar in the same place as “join us and log in”. If you click on the arrow just next to your name you will see a dropdown menu with the options "View My Profile", "Edit My Profile" and "Log Out". Clicking on "View My Profile" option will take you to your own profile page. Similarly  "Edit My Profile" option will take you to the page where you can edit and change your profile. 

Once you click the “edit my profile” link you will be directed to the page where you can edit your own profile page as shown in the image below. 

After logging in, when you click on your name on the right side of the main menu bar, you will be directed to your profile page where you can see all your activities in TOI, as shown in the image below. Recent activities will be highlighted on the right side of the page.On the left side just below your profile photo, you will see options such as: Messages, Resources, Discussions, etc. By clicking on “Received" or "Sent” messages you will be able to view your inbox and messages that you have sent. 

Under "Resources", you will find resources contributed by you and resources that you have selected as your favorite.

You can also check the discussions that you have started or are a part of. 


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