Visit the workspaces page in order to login or logout, to enter an AGORA workspace, and to manage your profile.


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4. Workspace membership

When you are logged in to AGORA, you can join project and community workspaces on the platform.

1.  Select a Workspace from the “Workspaces” list. Use the filter in the “Search for Workspace” box in the middle of the page if you are unable to find a workspace, or are not yet a member in any workspaces (i.e. your workspace list is empty). → More on Workspace Search

2.  After clicking on a workspace from the list, the entry page to this workspace will be displayed (Figure 4).

Figure 4: The basic info page of a workspace 

The door symbolizes your membership status. If it is closed, this means you are not registered in the workspace and will have to first apply for membership (see below). If the door is open, you are already a workspace member or the workspace is open to all. Then just click on the door to enter.

3.  Click on the link "Apply for membership" (Figure 4 below). Depending on the membership settings selected by the Workspace Moderator, you will then be prompted to enter either a membership code or a reason for membership.

Reason for membership

Specify why you would like to participate in the workspace (such as “I am a participant in the seminar XY”) and hit the send button. The moderator of the workspace will be notified automatically and will unlock the workspace for you as soon as possible. After the activation, you will receive notification via email, and you can then fully use the workspace. 

Membership code

Enter the membership code. If the code is correct, you will be automatically allowed into the Workspace. 

The login code is often announced in the first session of a course. If you do not know the code, ask the workspace moderator for it.