If you've joined a SparkTeam and want to become an active member of the Team, but aren't sure where to begin, then this guide is for you! We'll explain the SparkTeam basics so you can get the most out of your SparkTeam experience.|
Finding and Accessing Your SparkTeams
You can access your SparkTeams in two easy ways. Both options will only work when you are logged in to SparkPeople.com.
On your main SparkTeams page, you'll see a list of all the SparkTeams that you belong to. Click on the name of a Team to go to that Team's page.
Option 1: From your Start page. Under the green "My Community" column on the right side of the page, you'll see one of your SparkTeams listed with a dropdown menu to view all of them. There is also a link to "See More SparkTeams," which will take you to your main SparkTeams page.
Option 2: From the Community tab. You can scroll over the Community tab at the top of any page on SparkPeople. From the dropdown menu, click on "SparkTeams" to get to your main SparkTeams page.
Click on Manage Team Preferences and you'll see checkboxes next to to each Team that you can check or uncheck at any time based on your preferences.
Using Your SparkTeam Page
Check off "New Member Notification" if you want to be emailed each time a new person joins your Team (otherwise, leave it unchecked).
Check off "New Topic Notification" if you want to be emailed each time a new thread (message board topic) is started in your Team (otherwise, leave it unchecked).
Check off "Display on SparkPage" if you want the Team icon to show up on your SparkPage (otherwise, leave it unchecked).
Check off "Weekly Digest Email" if you want to receive a weekly summary of your Team's activity (otherwise, leave it unchecked). Keep in mind that Teams with less than 10 members do not have Weekly Digest emails.
Check off "Team SparkMail" if you want to receive SparkMails from your Team Leaders (otherwise, leave it unchecked).
At the top of your Team page, you'll see your Team name and description. The first thing you'll see at the top of the page is the name and description of your Team. On the right side at the top, you'll see your Team Leaders listed. Below that is the Team Stream. You can filter your Team Stream to show only certain items, but the default is to show all recent Huddles, Blog entries, Annoucements, Links and Photos posted by your Team. Below the Stream is a View Huddle Wall/Huddle Now button that you can click to see all of today's comments and post your own. Next are links to see all Links, Announcements, Photos and Blogs posted.