for Creating a Student Account
on Public Anthropology's Community Action Website.
May I make an important suggestion?
Before you begin
to register, please watch to the YouTube video
with Bob O'Boyle on
the home page (www.publicanthropology.net)
so you will have a good
overview of what the project is about,
register, and what you do after you register.
WATCHED THE VDEIO YOU ARE READY TO REGISTER. Please keep in mind
TWO IMPORTANT CAUTIONS noted in the video:
USE YOUR UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT. It
will cause less problems. If you prefer to use another account,
please have the email sent to your university account and
then forwarded to your other account.
problem is that AOL is not compatible with our system (for
complicated reasons) and Hotmail and Yahoo
keep sending updates that we have
adjust to and we are always behind their updates.
SURE TO LOOK IN YOUR BULK MAIL as well as your regular
e-mail for emails from the Public Anthropology's Community
create a new student account at www.publicanthropology.net. CLICK
ON CREATE A NEW STUDENT ACCOUNT. It is circled in red on the
on "Create a new student account" brings up the following
web page. You will fill in the blanks with the
correct information (i.e. your name and email). Please
be sure to use your university account (or, if you check a different
account daily, forward emails from your university account to
this other account). (Sending from the Community
Action Website directly to Hotmail or Yahoo, as noted above,
may cause problems.)
you are done, click on "Create
a New Account."
Community Action Website then sends an email to the address
you listed in your email. The email will look like this.
sure to check your bulk mail folder to
see if our email was put there.
your email server can be slow. It may only take
30 seconds to receive the email sent to you. But if your
school as certain security systems in place or the university
server is busy, it may take up to an hour.
you do not receive the email in an hour, please click on HELP!
Solutions Six Common Problems ON THE LEFT SIDE OF
THE web page and read
the solutions under Problem # 2. One
of these solutions should solve the problem.
will then see the following web page. YOU
CAN USE HELP! FOR SOLVING ALMOST ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS.
When you receive the email and open it up, it
will look something like this. Click on the link circled
on the veriication code will bring
you to the following page regarding TERMS AND CONDITIONS. You
to click "I AGREE" to proceed.
next web page is CREATE A NEW PASSWORD. When you select your
password, be sure it is one that you
is safest if you use the same password as for your
regular email account. Click on "Save New Password."
then see the following web page. All the questions focus
on your School . You provide
State/Province, School Name, Instructor, and Class. If you
choose the wrong state, it will give you the wrong school, etc. But,
if you follow directions, it is very easy. When you have completed
all five categories correctly, the continue bottom will be
web page below then comes up. It allows you to
pay your registration fee. You
should try to pay online. (You can only, repeat
only, pay your teacher if your teacher has already given
permission. You cannot choose to pay your teacher without
your teacher's formal permission).
then fill in your credit card information. The
process is totally secure and
is protected by one of the leading credit card processing
in North America.
If all goes properly, you should see the following read message:
Thank you. You Payment has
been successful. Please click "Continue."
If you run into trouble there are three basic solutions:
There could have been an input error on your part given the
error code. It is a common problem and some students who
had problems earlier were able to re-submit there registrations
later when they corrected this problem. Please log in to the
web site -- using your above email and the password you created
-- and try submitting your credit card information again being
sure that it is all correct. (The financial company that processes
the transaction is the one that rejected your information, not
You also might try another computer. For some reason, several
students have found that changing computers makes things work
fine. There could be something about the computer settings on
your computer that is causing the problem.
(3) if you are sure you are inputting the information correctly
and it is not a problem with your computer’s
settings, you might try another credit card. If you do not
have one, you
can pay a friend $10 and have your friend use his or her credit
card to register.
Hopefully, one of these solutions this will solve the problem.
But if it does not please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. After you have completed paying your registration fee, please
fill out the following personal profile. It will allow you to meet
new people through the Community Action Website.
Website not only constitutes an activist and academic project
but also a
way to get to know other people who might share your interests. Please
note that the information you provide remains private. It is
only used to match you with other people who may share similar
the second week of the Action Period, you will be given a
list of names and email addresses. You can
email these people if you wish but you are under no, repeat no,
to do so. The choice is yours. The Website is
simply creating an opportunity to meet new people, that is
all. (If you prefer not to provide this information, please leave
the drop down menus blank and click continue at the bottom
Once you click continue, you should see the following web page.
This will indicate you have completed the registration
process. When the
Action Period starts -- you teacher will tell you when it begins
-- this web page will change and will provide you with
the project's assignment and the appropriate links to complete
probably want to start begin the reading assignment that accompanies
the project. To get the book, simply click on the highlighted
link on the left side of the page and follow the directions.
Parts of the book
"living color" and, while fairly easy to read, the
has lots of important ideas for you to ponder.
If you have not yet watched the YouTube
with Bob O'Boyle on the home page (www.publicanthropology.net), please watch
it now. It will give you a good overview of what the project is about and what
you do during the first week of the Action Period.