Getting Started Guide


Welcome to CommunOT! We're so glad you're here.

Ready to jump right in? Use these buttons to navigate through CommunOT.
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Need some help first? No problem! Check out the different components of CommunOT and get more information below.
Sign in to AOTA CommunOT
Fill out your profile
Customize your email settings and subscriptions
Post a Message
Post a Reply

To jump ahead to our Advanced Tutorial, click here.

Sign in to AOTA CommunOT

Sign in at communot.aota.org using the same username and password that you use to login to aota.org. If you forgot or do not know your AOTA log in information, please click here and fill out the Contact Us Form.

Fill out your profile

We want to get to know you! You can either fill out your profile manually, or you can import some of the information from LinkedIn. Be sure to fill out your Job History, Education, and other areas—these will help your like-minded peers find you. Uploading a profile picture and a bio that show your personality is a great way to ensure that you make a good impression in the community.

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Customize your email settings and subscriptions

Start by finding My Account in your member profile. From here, you can set up how you want to receive emails from the community, decide how much of your profile you want visible to other members, edit the signature that appears under your discussion posts, and more. If you have any questions about what a certain setting means, please email me for help!

Helpful Tip:
We recommend subscribing to receive emails as a Daily Digest—you will receive a single email each day summarizing the hottest topics in your community.
You can also get emails in Real Time—perfect for the community's power users or anyone who likes up-to-the-minute alerts on what's going on.


Helpful Tip:
You can choose "Consolidated Daily Digest" or "Consolidated Weekly Digest" subscriptions, as well.
Use Consolidated Daily Digests if you are a member of multiple communities and are receiving too many digest emails in your inbox. With this option, all of your digests will be consolidated into one digest email each day.
Use Consolidated Weekly Digests if you are only interested in receiving digests once a week and do not plan to participate in the discussions via your email.


Post a Message

To post a new message, you have a couple of options!

1) Navigate to the homepage or forum of your choice and click "Add" next to "Latest Discussions Posts."



2) Navigate to "Participate" on the navigation bar, then click "Post a Message." Choose the forum you are looking to post a discussion in, add a subject and body text, then post!

Post a Reply

To post a reply to a message, navigate to the post and click "Reply" to make a reply on the thread. If you'd like to reply directly to the sender, click "Reply Privately." If you see a post that concerns you and violates our Terms and Conditions, you can "Mark as Inappropriate."


Questions about CommunOT?


Please reach out to me at Jenna@aota.org! I'd love to hear from you and help you navigate this great new member benefit.