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Curtin Yammer toolkit

Frequently asked questions

If you can't find the right answer below, go into Yammer and ask the rest of the community - they're always happy to help.

How do I join and login to Yammer?
Go to the Yammer website and sign up with your @curtin.edu.au email address or go to the login page if you have already joined.

How do I follow other people's profiles?
Hover over any user’s name in your feed and click ‘Follow.’ Alternatively use the ‘…’ icon in the top left corner to navigate to ‘People,’ which leads to the People Directory. Follow anyone.

What messages can I see?
If you use the Home setting, you'll see all public posts from people you follow. If you use the All Company setting you will see all public posts within the Curtin network. Use the different feed options – ‘Discovery’, ‘All’ and ‘Following’ – to filter what content is prioritised in your feed.

What should I post to Yammer?
Yammer can be used to announce things (e.g. advertise jobs, events, websites, links and interesting news), to seek help, ask questions or share information. E.g. I am currently working on... or I am looking for information on...

How do I upload a photo in my profile? 
Click on your name (bottom left of screen), Edit Profile > Browse, select a photo from your computer and upload.

How do I edit my profile details? 
Click on your name (bottom left of screen), Edit Profile > Profile > then edit your contact info, summary and expertise, work history, education, etc. When you've finished, click 'Save'.

How do I send a message? 
Click on the envelope icon on the tool bar in the top left corner, then on Create Message. A dialogue box will appear. Select Send via Private Message or Post In A Group as appropriate, complete the other fields and click Post to send.

How do I send a public message? 
Go to your status update and type an @ symbol, then immediately type name of the person you wish to send a message to. Names will start appear as you type. Select the appropriate person and complete your message. Click on Post to send. The message will appear on the recipient's profile page, their news feed and your news feed. The message also appears on the newsfeed of anyone following yourself or the recipient. Public messages should only be used for messages that are not of a confidential nature and those you are happy for other people to read.

How do I stop receiving emails from Yammer? 
To stop or change the emails you receive from Yammer, click on the cog icon on the bottom left of the screen next to your name and profile image, then Edit Settings > Notifications. You can then change the email settings to suit you.

How do I follow/un-follow someone on Yammer? 
Use the ‘…’ icon in the top left corner to navigate to ‘People,’ which leads to the People Directory. Hover over the Following button and click Unfollow

How do I invite others to join? 
Use the ‘…’ icon in the top left corner to navigate to Invite and then manually enter up to six email addresses of staff with the curtin.edu.au domain email address.

How do I create a Group? 
To create a group, go to Create new group in the bottom left corner and enter the group details, and enter the email addresses of staff you wish to send invites to. Messages posted within a group are only seen by group members.

Will Yammer increase emails to staff? 
Yammer has default email settings that can be altered by clicking on the cog icon on the bottom left of the screen next to your name and profile image, then Edit Settings > Notifications. You can then select the emails sent to you according to which notifications you'd like to receive.

Who do I ask for help? 
The Curtin Yammer community is very supportive, so why not put your question up on the network? Yammer also has a useful Help Page you can access via the profile icon and some staff are willing to assist their colleagues in using Yammer. Call Ann Paterson (2972) to find out if someone in your area is available.