How do I join a site?

If a site owner or instructor has configured their site to be joinable, you can add yourself to it in one of three ways:

  1. Using a site URL,
  2. Using the Membership tool in Home,
  3. Using the Site Browser on the UVaCollab Gateway.

For more information about joinable sites, see also:

Join a site with a site URL.

The owner or administrator of a joinable site can provide you with a site URL that you can access to join the site.

If you're not logged into UVaCollab, click UVA Login.

If you're not logged into UVaCollab, log in.

Go to the Site URL provided.

Go to the Site URL provided.

Click the link provided by the site owner or instructor, or copy and paste it into your internet browser window and go to it.

Click Yes to join.

Click Yes to join.

You'll see a message indicating that you are not currently a member of the site.  Click Yes to join it.

Join a site via Membership in your Home site.

You can search for and join a site via Membership in Home.

Go to Home.

Go to My Workspace.

When you first log into UVaCollab, you are placed in your Home site.  If you're viewing an individual course site, click on the Home tab in the blue favorites bar at the top of the screen to access it.

Go to Membership.

Go to Membership.

Select the Membership tool from the Tool Menu in Home.

Click Joinable Sites.

Click Joinable Sites.
Enter site title and Search.
  1. In the Search box, enter at least part of the title of a site you want to join (e.g., UVa Want Ads or Collab) to find all joinable sites with that word or phrase in the title.
  2. Click the Search button.

Select Join for the site you want to join.

Select Join for the site you want to join.

A list of sites with titles containing the search terms will display.  Locate the site you'd like to join in the list and click the Join link under the site's title.

View confirmation.

View confirmation.

A message that you are now a participant in the site will briefly appear on the screen.

Join a site via the Site Browser.

You can search for and join a site using the Site Browser on the UVaCollab Gateway page.

Go to the UVaCollab Gateway.

Go to the UVaCollab Gateway.

Visit the UVACollab Gateway (it's also linked in the footer of every UVACollab page).

Access the Public Sites browser.

Access the Site Browser.

Click the Public Sites link in the Tool Menu.

Enter site title and Search for Sites.

Enter site title and Search for Sites.
  1. In the Search for Sites box, enter at least part of the title of a site you want to join (e.g., UVa Want Ads or Collab) to find all joinable sites with that word or phrase in the title.
  2. Click the Search for Sites button.

Select Join Now for the site you want to join.

Select Join Now for the site you want to join.

A list of sites with titles containing the search terms will display.  Locate the site you'd like to join in the list and click the Join Now link for that site.

Access the site.

Access the site.

You'll see a message that you've successfully joined the site.  Click the site link that displays to visit it.