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Getting Started with Merit

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2016 05:03PM EDT
Merit Welcome Email

Once your Merit Page is created by your school, you'll receive an email welcoming you to Merit with your login information and temporary password.

Can't find the email, or didn't receive one? Click here.





Setting up your page:

When you click on the link to view your Merit page, you'll be prompted to with an option to create a custom URL for your page, and to connect your social media accounts. These options are also available in the account settings section of your Merit page. 


Choose your custom URL:

Choose a custom URL for your page, by typing your first and last name, or anything else you wish to use. 





Connect Facebook and LinkedIn accounts

Click "Import from Facebook" or the "import from LinkedIn" buttons to connect your accounts. 
These options are also available in the account settings section of your Merit page.






Import from Facebook

If you choose to connect with Facebook, you will be prompted to allow certain permissions to Merit. These requests allow Merit to use your listed biography, profile photo, job experience, and listed high school to populate fields on your Merit Page, as well as allowing Facebook to auto-post achievements to your Facebook Profile. To allow these permissions, select Okay at each prompt.

Auto - posting from Facebook can be manipulated at any time without disconnecting Merit from Facebook.






Import from LinkedIn


If you choose to import with LinkedIn, you will be prompted to allow certain permissions to Merit. These requests allow Merit to use your listed biography, profile photo, and current job experience to populate fields on your Merit Page, as well as allowing LinkedIn to auto-post achievements as a LinkedIn status. To allow these permissions, select Allow Access.

Auto - posting to LinkedIn can be manipulated at any time.




What if I didn't get an email?

If you did not receive a Merit welcome email sent by your institution, please try the following steps:

Click here to search for your Merit Page. After you find your page, click on the "Is this you?" link to the right of your name.

Next, check your email for an email from Merit. Follow the instructions in the email for logging in.  



Is there no "Is this you?" link? Let us know here and we'll help you out. 


 

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