How can I find and join an existing project room?
On the right-hand side of the CommSy homepage, you will find the field “Search for room.” It contains a search box that allows you to enter one of more terms from the name of the room you are looking for. You can also enter the name of the teacher or room moderator, which is useful for general events such as introductions.
Make sure that you select “All rooms” from the dropdown menu. Some CommSy platforms set this selection to “My rooms” by default.
Now, click “Search.” A list of results will be displayed underneath the search box, under the title “Room overview.” Click the name of the room you want to join. Underneath the room title, you can see the description of the room. It contains a door symbol. If you are not a member of the room, the door will be closed. Click the link “Apply for membership” underneath the door.
If the room moderator has not set any entry restrictions, you will be taken to the room right away. In most cases, however, access to rooms is restricted. Moderators can choose from two options, one of which you are now encountering:
Option 1—Provision of a reason for membership: A text box will open. Please briefly explain why you are interested in the room (reason for membership). After submitting your application, you need to wait for the room moderator to admit you manually. You will be notified by email as soon as you can enter the room. If you are not admitted within a reasonable period of time, contact the room moderator. To do this, click the link “Contact via email” underneath “Contact persons” to the right of the door symbol.
Option 2—Provision of a membership code: You will be asked to enter a membership code. This code is available from the room moderator or the person who told you about the room. After entering the correct membership code and clicking “Become a member,” you will be taken to the room.
The eLearning office and the DLL advice team do not have membership codes for any rooms. If you need a membership code, you must contact the room moderator.