What are User Settings?


Rob Midson -

As an employee of a company on Handshake, you can use User Settings to customize your Handshake experiences to best suit your individual needs. Unlike Company Settings (which changes the Handshake platform for everyone on your team), User Settings only impact you as an individual user. This article will help you navigate through the process of setting, or updating, your personalized user settings.
 

There are three sections of User Settings:
 

Account information - Basic information about you that populates your profile on Handshake, establishes your roles on Handshake, and allows you to set up real-time calendar exporting (so your Handshake events automatically get added to your primary calendar).  
 

Notification preferences - Your preferences of when and how you receive activity notifications through Handshake.
 

Create Notes - Capture important dialog exchanges by importing emails into a notes page on Handshake.
 

To update your User Settings

  1. From any page in Handshake, click on your name in the upper right hand corner to display the Account Settings Menu.
  2. Select User Settings. This will take you to your Account profile page.
 


Tip: Alternatively, you can reach your account profile page if you click Profile on the left hand navigation bar and then click the Account tab located in the upper right hand corner

Once you are on your Account page, you can select from the menu of User Settings options. Each section is described in detail below:
 


Account Information

This page provides you with the opportunity to change information that populates your profile.
 



Note:  Only employees with the “Manage Staff” role will be able to change their own roles.


Notification Preferences

Select options to receive notifications about activities that you are interested in.
 


Create Notes from Email

Import important student email exchanges into the notes page on Handshake to help you remember your interactions with students and to share information with other individuals. You’re also able to edit Contact notes here.

  1. Copy the email address below
  2. Login to your email account and find the email you are interested in imported into notes
  3. Forward the message to the email address you copied from above
  4. It will now show up under your pending notes in Handshake
 

 

To learn more about how to edit your company settings, read How do I edit my company profile? 

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