How do I join a site?

If a site administrator 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.

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

If you are not logged into UVACollab, select UVA Login.

After selecting UVA Login, log in using NetBadge.

Go to the Site URL provided.

Select the link provided by the site administrator, or copy and paste it into your internet browser window and go to it.

Select Yes to join.

A message will display to indicate that you are not currently a member of the site.  Select 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 your Home site.

When you first log into UVACollab, you are placed in your Home site.  If you are viewing another UVACollab site, go to your Home site by selecting the Home tab in the favorites bar at the top of the screen, or in My Sites.

Go to Membership.

Select the Membership tool from the Tool Menu in Home.

Select the Joinable Sites tab.

  1. In the Search box, enter at least part of the title of the 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. Select Search.

Join the site.

A list of sites with titles containing the search term(s) will display.  Locate the site you would like to join in the list and select the Join link under the site's title.

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.

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

Access the Public Sites browser.

Select the Public Sites tool from the Tool Menu.

Search for the site.

  1. In the Search for box, enter at least part of the title of the 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. Select Search for Sites.

Join the site.

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

Access the site.

A message will display to indicate that you have successfully joined the site.  Under the Success! message, select the site's link to visit it.