Navigating Elements

Logging In and Homepage Overview

To access the Tufts Elements site, visit and log in with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password. The home page will look similar to the one pictured below. From the home page, you can:

  • Click EDIT MY PROFILE to view your profile in “Edit mode”.
  • Scroll through the “MY ACTIONS” panel to view notifications about things that require your attention.
  • Use the home page tiles to view summaries of your profile data (publications, activities, and grants) and add new items.
    • Note: The home page can be customized to show/hide these tiles as desired. To do so, click the gear icon (Gear icon) in the bottom left corner of the page.
Elements home page


  1. Log in to with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. From the Elements home page, you can access the sections of your profile in several different ways.
    • Option 1 – Click EDIT MY PROFILE. This will load your profile in “Edit Mode”, where you can edit items in the About section of your profile. You can also click on one of the links under your profile photo to be brought to a summary of that profile section.Edit My Profile button
      Data will be organized into tabs for recent items, favorites, and all items. To edit the section, click the Manage button toward the top right. The appropriate profile section will load. For more information, see the page on Editing Your Profile.
      Manage button


    • Option 2 – Click the Menu button toward the top left of the home screen. A menu will appear where you can select one of the options for the “My Work” menu or select Edit Profile in the “About Me” section.My Work and About Me menus
    • Option 3 – On the Elements home page, find the tile for the profile section you’d like to manage. Click ADD NEW to add new items to that section or VIEW ALL to see a more detailed view of that section.Professional Activities tile

When viewing a section of your profile (Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, or Teaching Activities), a set of Filters on the right-hand side of the page can be used to find items more quickly. The filters that appear depend on the section you are viewing.

Profile item filters