The ComPADRE Collections

After You Submit Your Activity

Initial Publication Date: April 23, 2007

After you've submitted a teaching activity it is briefly reviewed by SERC staff (to catch spam submissions) and then translated via an automated process into a web page. As the submitter of the activity you may choose to edit this page through a web-based interface at any time.

Create an Account

The first step to gaining access is to create an account for yourself using the same email address you provided when submitting the activity. You can create an account for yourself here:
Account Creation Page
If you've already created an account with SERC you can skip this step (obviously).

Visit the My Account Page

The My Account page provides a gateway to all the activities you've submitted. You can get there by choosing the My Account tab if you've already logged in, or by visiting at any time. You should see all the activities you've submitted with options to view the web pages as they currently exist as well as to edit these activities directly.

Verify your Email Address

The first time you work with one of your submitted activities the system will walk you through a process to verify that you really are the person whose email address is associated with the activity. As part of this process (which is necessary to ensure random folks don't wander in and modify your activity) you'll need to follow a url sent to your email address. You need only go through this process once when you first create your account. In subsequent visits you can simply go to the My Account address above, log in and start editing.

Edit your Activity

The editing link for each activity takes you into a web-based editing interface which is described in more detail within the interface itself. You can make changes and view the resulting changed web page through this interface.

When you are Finished make it Publicly Viewable

When working in the editing interface you will be modifying a development version of your activity which isn't visible through the public site. The editing interface provides a button where you can request (after you've finished a series of edits and are happy with the result) that the page be made live so that it is visible on the public site. A member of the SERC staff or other party responsible for that area of the site will push the button to make that happen. You may return at any time, make further edits to the development version of the activity (the only version you can edit directly) and request they be made live.