For more information on using MIX, see the answers to frequently asked questions below:


Contacts / Connections

Communities / Discussions

Library / Resources

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Q: What is my username/password?

A: You have been automatically added to the MIX platform with your institutional email address associated with WCET.
Setup your username and password by going to the login screen, clicking "First Time Login/ Reset Password" and going through the password reset process.
If you need to update this email address please email us at

Q: How do I log into MIX for the first time?

A: First-time users should select "First Time Login/ Reset Password" and follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password. Your email address is the most recent email address that WCET has for you. If you need to update this email address, please email us at

Q: How do I join MIX?

A: If you are not currently subscribed to any of the WCET Communities or email lists, such as wcetNEWS or wcetDISCUSS, but would like to be, please complete this form.

Q: How do I update my contact information?

A: You need to email us to update any of your contact or profile information. Please email to make these updates. Please note, all content in the profile and member directory is updated on an internal database that will overwrite any profile updates made by the individual user.

Q: How do I control what information is visible in My Profile?

A: Please navigate to your profile page, then select the "My Account" tab and choose "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu. This will let you control what information is visible to whom.  After you’ve made changes, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.

Q: I'm receiving emails from MIX but I can't send them (or other issues with receiving MIX/WCET content), what can I do?

A: Please email WCET with details on what is happening and we will take care of the issue for you.

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Q: How do I find other members?

A: Click the “Network" or "Directory” link found in the main navigation bar. The Directory lets you search for other users based on:
  • First and/or last name
  • Company/Institution name
  • Email address

Switch to the “Advanced Search” tab to refine your search results by:

  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • Community
  • Education

Q: How do I add contacts to my contact list?

A: There are several ways to add contacts. When you perform a search in the Directory, you will see an “Add as contact” button to the right of each person in your search results. Just click this button to send a contact request. If you click through and view an individual’s profile, you can click the contact request link to the right of his or her profile picture.

Q: Why should I add contacts to my contact list?

A: Creating this virtual address book makes it easy to send your contacts messages through the community site to stay in touch, ask questions or even build a referral network. Additionally, when you view another member’s profile, you’ll be able to see any contacts you have in common. You can also choose to let your contacts view certain demographics in your profile that others can't.

Q: What is a network?

A: Users who share a characteristic in common, such as living in the same state, sharing a previous or current employer, or sharing a specific Demographic value, are automatically grouped in a common list called a network.

On your Networks page, you can view the networks you belong to, along with the total number of users in each. Clicking a network's Members button allows you to view everyone who belongs to it, allowing you to easily connect with others you already share a commonality with.

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Q: What are communities?

A: Communities allow you to participate in discussions and share resources with other members.

Q: What communities do I already belong to?

A: Go to “Communities” in the main navigation bar. Select “My Communities” to view the communities you currently belong to.

Q: How do I join/subscribe to a community and the affiliated discussion group?

A:  To subscribe to the WCET DISCUSS community or the WCET NEWS community please complete the form on the WCET website.

Q: How can I control the frequency and format of emails I receive (real-time digest or daily digest)?

A: Navigate to your profile and click on the "My Account" tab. Choose "Community Notifications" from the drop-down menu.  On that page, there are subscription options: Real Time, Daily Digest, No Email.  

For each discussion, you have the following delivery options:
  • Real time: sends an email every time a new message is posted.
  • Daily digest: sends one email to you each day, consolidating all of the posts from the previous day.
  • No Email: allows you to be part of the group without having emails sent to you. You can still post and read others’ messages by logging into the community site.

Q: How do I leave a community or unsubscribe from a discussion?

A: To unsubscribe from a specific community or to opt out of MIX completely, visit the My Community Subscriptions page (MIX login required). You can also email us at to modify your subscriptions. Please note, it could take up to 48 hours (regular business days) to complete this process.

You can choose to remain subscribed to a community but either decrease the delivery of emails or receive no emails from that community. To do so, follow these instructions.

Q: How do I respond to others’ posts?

A: To respond to a discussion post, navigate to the discussion post and click “Reply to Discussion” to send your message to the entire community.

To send a message to the only author of the post, select “Reply to Sender” (located in the "Reply to Discussion" drop-down). We recommend replying to the sender for simple comments like “me, too” that add little value to the overall discussion; and replying to the entire community when you are sharing knowledge, experience or resources that others could benefit from.

To respond via email, open the discussion email, click "Reply to Group" (located on the right hand side of the email with the discussion post) and add your response to the email body. Only edit the body text of the email (do not change the To or subject fields). You can also select "Reply to Sender" in the email to send a message only to the author of the post. As above, we recommend replying only to sender for simpler comments that can be made directly to the sender rather than to the entire community.

Q: How do I start a new discussion thread?

A: Go to “Participate" > “Post a message.” From an email (HTML version) for a particular discussion forum, you can use the “Post Message” link located at the top of the discussion email.

To participate via email, send a message directly to the Community email address for the specific community. Use a descriptive subject line in the email so that other WCET members can easily respond. All text content contained in the body of the email will be added to your post in the community (including email signatures). Only text based content will be added (there is no way to add graphics or images through email).

For wcetDISCUSS send your email to:
For NEWS and Announcements send your email to:

Q: I’m having trouble viewing the HTML email messages. How do I fix this?

A: If images are not appearing, it is likely that your email client is set to suppress images. This should be something you can change in your security or viewing options. If you would rather receive text-based email, go to your profile page and click on the "My Account" tab. Choose "Community Notifications" from the drop-down menu. Select the “Plain Text” format option for each of the discussions you are subscribed to.

Q: Can I search for posts across all the communities?

A: Yes, please enter a keyword in the search bar located near the upper right corner of the main navigation menu.

Once you have clicked the search button, you will be able to refine your search results.

You can narrow your search results by community, content type, author, file types, and tags.

Q: How do I see a listing of all of the posts to a specific Community?

A: Locate the community you are interested in viewing from the appropriate communities page. Click through the community's landing page, then click on the “Discussions” tab. If you see a post you’re interested in, click the subject line which will take you to the entire thread. “Show Original Message” at the bottom of all of the posts in a thread will display the original message that started that discussion.

Q: How do I change my signature?

A: While in your profile, click on the "My Account" drop-down. Select "Discussion Signature." Use the available signature variables to customize the elements included in your signature. Do not free text in the signature block. 

Q: I saved a message as a draft but now I cannot find it. Where can I access it again?

A: While logged into wcetMIX, visit your profile in the upper right hand corner. On that page, you will see a drop down link to "My Contributions". From there, click on "List of Contributions". Within that list you will see all of your past messages to MIX, including items that you have not yet sent. You can also use this quick link to go directly to your contributions page:


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Q: How do I find resources that may have been uploaded by other members?

A: If you know which library the resource might be located in, find the affiliated community via the All Communities page. Click through the community's landing page, then click on the “Library” tab . If you do not know where the resource might be, enter search terms in the main search box the same way you might enter search terms into Google or another search engine.

Q: Can I search for specific file types?

A: Yes. Enter your desired keyword in the main search box. From the search results page, click "Show Advanced Search."  Then click on “Search for Specific File Types.” This gives you the option to specify file type: Document, Image, Spreadsheet, etc.

Q: How do the libraries get populated?

A: The libraries are populated in two ways:
1.  When you include an attachment in a discussion post, the system automatically places it in the affiliated library.
2.  You can also upload documents directly to a library by using the “Share a File” link found under “Participate” in the main navigation or "Create New Library Entry" button on any community's library page. Library resources are not required to be associated with a discussion thread.

Q: How do I upload a file?

A: Select the “Share a File” link found under “Participate” in the main navigation or "Create New Library Entry" on any community landing page. Please note that uploading a document is accomplished by completing a few steps, and each step must be completed before you can move on to the next:
  • Choose a title for your document, and include a description (optional). Select the library to which you’d like to upload it, and select a folder to which you’d like to upload it (optional).  Then, choose an Entry Type (most will be Standard Files, but be cognizant of any copyright licensed material). Once you have completed these steps, please click “Next.”
  • Upload your file.
  • Select “Next” if you want to further describe your files and/or add tags to your file.  Otherwise, please click “Finish” to post your library entry

Q: What kind of files can I upload?

A: The system supports dozens of file types including hyperlinks, standard files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), webinars, images and YouTube videos.

Q: What are the “tags” for?

A: Tags are great way to organize and categorize content on your site. Tags can be applied to blogs, library entries, events, and glossary terms. Tagged items are prioritized in the search results.

To add a tag, simply write #tag. The approved WCET tags will automatically be suggested when you start to type the topic. User created tags are not currently allowed in MIX. If you have a tag added, please email it to for consideration.