How to Add Users to Your FI Site

Easily add users to your FI site. This is great for faculty who plan on building course sites on FI because it will allow you to manage your users ensuring that only students. This tutorial assumes you have already built a site on FI. If you have not yet done this, please see our Building a site on FI tutorial

How to Add Users

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4 Easy Steps

Basic Information

There are two ways to add users to your FI site:

  • Admin adds users all at once
  • Users add themselves

For FI faculty or students who are using the site for a course, we suggest approach #1. This will make it easy to manage the users of your site and ensure that spam users do not accidentally get added. This tutorial will only cover approach #1.

Step 1: Log in to your account using your username and password.

Step 2: Go to the dashboard, then go to Users, and click on Add New.

Step 3: Fill out Username and Email under Add New User. If you would like users to be able to (blog) post to the site, make sure to change the role to Author.

Step 4: If the user was added successfully, you will receive this message stating: “Invitation email sent to user. A confirmation link must be clicked before their account is created.” The user will then receive an email message, requesting that they confirm and activate the account. Once users click to activate the account they will receive a username and temporary password.