About Connect: Who, What & Why

Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community that connects people. In the About Connect page, find out more about members, mentors and the community. Meet the team of Mayo Clinic moderators and how the community is managed.  Review the community guidelines and learn how you can get the most from your Connect experience.

Twice a month, a member of your Connect community is featured in the Member Spotlights. Follow the About Connect page to get updates about members and the community.

Jun 20, 2020

The Mayo Connect Digest: How to make to most of it

By Colleen Young, Connect Director, @colleenyoung

Members can subscribe to receive a summary of activity either daily or weekly (or never). Here's a breakdown of the elements of your digest.

Groups you follow
At the top is a list of the groups you follow. Click Groups to see the entire Group Directory. Beside each group are the number of posts made in the group over the past 24 hour period (or 7 days for the weekly digest). Click a group name to be taken to that group's home page. Groups that have no activity will not appear in the list.

If you follow only one group or few groups and those groups have not had a post in the past 24 hours, you may not receive the digest that day or you may only see Events and Highlights. Keep reading to learn more.

Groups in Daily Digest

Pages you follow
The next section shows the activity for the pages you follow that have posted a new blog post over the past 24 hours (or 7 days). Click Pages to see the complete Page Directory. Pages are blogs written by Mayo Clinic experts.

Pages in Digest

Events can include online webinars, Video Q&As and in-person events, such as support groups on the Mayo campuses. Events coming up in the next week are listed in this section.

Events Highlights and All updates

Highlights are select discussions and blog posts to help members discover topics of interest that may be in groups or pages they are not following.

All Updates
Clicking See All Updates takes you to your notifications page where you can see all the activity of the groups and pages you follow. You can access the notifications page by clicking the bell icon in the upper navigation bar when viewing Mayo Clinic Connect on a computer. notifications

On a mobile device, click the menu (☰) symbol, then Notifications. Notifications on phone

Group discussion details
Below the highlights are the details of the activity of the discussions in the groups you follow.
New discussions include the opening snippet of the first post and up to 2 responses. If there are more replies, the number will appear in the bottom left.

  • Click View & Reply beside the message to be taken directly to that message.
  • Click the blue View & Reply button to go to the top of the discussion thread.

Digest new discussion

Ongoing discussions
Discussions that were started more than a day ago (or week ago) will show activity of the past 24 hours; snippets of 2 posts and the total number in the left corner.

discussion digest

What do you find most useful in the daily digest?

What I really like about the Daily Digest is that it gives me a quick way to scan recent posts for discussions and groups that I follow. This is especially helpful when I see a new discussion in a group I follow.

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