Networks: The building blocks on which all effective commuter programs are based. 

By completing this network management training program for RideAmigos network managers, you will be able to perform all major functions related to viewing, editing, and managing networks using RideAmigos.

  • Understand why separating users into networks is important
  • Learn the differences between public and private networks
  • View and edit existing networks
  • Understand the various ways users can be added to networks
  • Understand the role of network managers

Estimated Time for Completion: 40 Minutes

(Each lesson will open in a new window so you can easily return to this module.)


Lesson 1: Networks – What? Why? How? (~ 5 minutes)

What are networks? Why use them? How are they commonly structured?

Assignments:

  • Consider how networks are structured in your program. Employers? Departments? Geographical areas?
  • Take a moment to evaluate how your current or proposed network structure will effectively segment your users for the types of commuter programs you want to run.

Lesson 2: Creating Subnetworks (~ 10 minutes)

It’s time to dig deeper into the network management dashboard.

Assignments: 

  • Create a subnetwork called [(YourName)’s] Test Subnetwork
  • Make your Test Subnetwork Private

Lesson 3: Viewing and Editing Networks (~ 10 minutes)

It’s time to dig deeper into the network management dashboard.

Assignments: 

  • If the network you manage is already in use, take a moment to search through and review the network data from some active networks.
  • Edit your test subnetwork to include the tag “test”

Lesson 4: Populating Networks with Users (~ 10 minutes)

Networks aren’t much use unless they contain users. Explore how user can become part of public and private networks.

Assignments:

  • Join your test subnetwork via the private invite link
  • View your test subnetworks members via the link in your Network Manage area under the manage menu

Lesson 5: Network Manager Abilities (~5 minutes)

Giving trusted users the ability to manage networks and associated programs is an important way to maximize impact.

Assignments:

  • Review the reference sheet and familiarize yourself with the abilities and data access associated with network manager status.

Module Review

After completing all of the assignments for this module you should have created the following in your platform:

  • [YourName]Test Subnetwork
    • Your Test Subnetwork should be private and include the tag “test”
    • You should be a member of your Test Subnetwork

Double-check that you have successfully created all of the above objects and associations, they will be referenced in future modules.