How do I use the Community Tool?

The Community tool allows staff to connect with and collaborate with others within New Tech Network. Want to find out what projects other teachers in a common subject area or grade level are doing? Use the search feature to find them and open their courses. It is even possible to copy their curriculum to your own course.

Watch this video for an overview: The Community Tool



Before exploring The Community Tool, share your profile.

To get the most out of the community tool, each user needs to share their profile. This will allow connections to be made and collaboration to happen.

From the homepage click the "menu" icon located in the top toolbar.



Click on "Community."



Click on the "My Profile" tab.



Click "Edit."



Check the box that says, "include my profile in the community."

Fill out profile completely.

Click "Save."

The Community Tool

There are three tabs in the community tool:

  • My Community
  • My Library
  • Profile

Note: The NTN Resource Library has moved to the Main Menu.

My Community


The "my community" tab acts as a personal dashboard. It is where one can quickly find the resources and profiles that have been bookmarked.

How do I search Profiles?  

How do I search and add community content to my course?

How do I search, join, and create groups?


My Library


Under the 'My Library" tab, are the projects and activities that have been shared by the user to the library or that have been saved to "My Library" while searching the community or profiles.



Items that have been saved to "My Library" also show up on the right side of the screen when in edit mode. Easily drag and drop items into a project.

How do I add content to My Library?

My Profile


Under the "profile" tab, a user can see what their profile looks like to other NTN users.

How do I search for profiles across The Network?

Tip:  Fill out profile as completely as possible!

Share Activities and Projects with The Network


Within the "My Community" tab, there is a "Shared Content" window. This is where the items live that the user has chosen to share with the community.

How do I share projects and activities with The Network?



Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date. If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

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