How to create an article

You can only create new content on pages where you have permissions to do so. If you have such permissions, you'll see a yellow toolbar at the top of the page with Contents and Settings tabs.

To create a new article on a page, click Add on the Contents tab. In the menu that appears, choose Article. This creates a new article which, much like a blog entry, will appear at the top of the that page.

You must enter a title in the Title field.

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How to find a specific person in the Amherst community

Faculty, staff, and student information is published in several places.

Basic contact information appears in the Campus Directory. The amount of detail you receive when searching the directory depends on whether or not you are logged in.

There are several ways to reach the Campus Directory:

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How to change your personal information in My Profile

Click on My Amherst at the top right of any Amherst web page.

On your My Amherst page, click on the My Profile tab.

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How to change your password

  1. Click on the Tools menu located on the top right corner of every page of the Amherst website.
  2. Click Change/Manage Password.
  3. Follow the directions on the page.
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How to set page permissions

For a detailed explanation about how permissions work on the website see All About Permissions.

To change the permissions on a page, go to the page and click on the Settings tab at top.  If you don't have a Settings tab, then you don't have sufficient permission to change permissions.

On the Settings page there will be a Permissions section.

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