Need help joining a community?

Below you will find step by step directions and troubleshooting tips

If you have any questions on what joining means, check out the explanation to the right. Are you ready to join and are just having trouble? Follow along below from start to finish.

Remember:

  • Only active ATA members can join communities. Want to join? Click here
  • You can only join if you can login to the website. Having issues logging in? Click here
  • Not sure which communities you want to join? Click here for a list

Community features

 

 

Join or leave a community

From the community page, you can click the "Join" button directly from the community tile. (Screenshot). You can also click on the community tile and join from within the community. Once you have joined, you will see a green checkmark next to the member only badge on that community. Once you join, the button will change to the word "Leave". Community members that click "leave" will no longer be a member of the community. Don't worry, anything you posted or attached will be within the community if you want to join again.

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attend a monthly meeting

Once instead the community, you can click on the "Meetings" sub menu. This will take you to the list of current and past meetings. If its time to join an open meeting, the button on the meeting will say "Join Now", when you click it, a browser based Zoom meeting will immediately open. You don't have to login to join, but you may have to allow the meeting to start depending on your browser settings. The meeting automatically starts when the first community member joins and is automatically recorded for future playback. All meeting attendees are listed in the past meetings page for future reference.

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POST a topic or comment

Once instead the community, you can click on the "Meetings" sub menu. This will take you to the list of current and past meetings. If its time to join an open meeting, the button on the meeting will say "Join Now", when you click it, a browser based Zoom meeting will immediately open. You don't have to login to join, but you may have to allow the meeting to start depending on your browser settings. The meeting automatically starts when the first community member joins and is automatically recorded for future playback. All meeting attendees are listed in the past meetings page for future reference.

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