On Jan 30, 2019, we rolled out the exciting CN Premium Account. Every CN user has the opportunity to upgrade their regular CN account to a Premium account.
Features and services the Premium Account offers:
- Premium members' CN ePortfolio receives a higher ranking in the CN Member search results. This provides high visibility for networking and employment.
- Upload large files up to 1GB/file (right now it is 10MB/file for free users).
- Record short videos using the CN video recorder in posts and other tools.
- Upload files from Google Drive, DropBox, and other cloud storage services.
- Use the CN Mail system. Premium members will be able to contact others from within CN directly. This includes but is not limited to course invitation email and recommendation invitation email.
- Use layout templates to guide the format of Showcases on ePortfolio.
- View the complete list of Portfolio visitors, including prospective employers.
- Job application tracking, create different versions of your ePortfolio, export custom ePortfolio, and more.
- Hide Anar Seeds number on ePortfolio and mini profile card.
- Receive a discount for premium membership renewal.
Note: the following Premium features are already available to institution users: upload large files up to 1GB/file, record short videos using the CN video recorder, upload files from Google Drive and other cloud storage services, use the CN Mail system, and access Showcase layout templates (ePortfolio licensing institutions only).
The price of the CN Premium Account is $1.5/month at this stage. The minimum membership period is 12 months, so you will need to pay $18 to upgrade your account for a full year.
Please also note that 1. additional tax and fees may apply during checkout. 2. cancellation of the Premium Membership is not supported. The Premium membership fee is non-refundable.
1. You can upgrade your CN account from multiple places. Below are a few examples:
- Click the gray crown icon next to your profile picture
- When you check who has viewed your ePortfolio:
- When you want to print/export a customized version of your ePortfolio
- When you want to view the detailed ePortfolio visitor tracking data (what they have exactly viewed on your ePortfolio):
- When you use the CN video recorder
- If you are a free user, when you try to upload a large file, upload a file from Google Drive, or send a CN system email, you will see a prompt similar to the one below:
- When you try to apply a layout template to a Showcase on your ePortfolio:
2. Once you decide to become a Premium member, you will be taken to this payment page:
Please note WeChat Pay is currently unavailable.
3. You can choose one of several ways to complete the transaction. All payment methods are secure and easy to follow.
*BitPay users may refer to this article for more information: https://support.bitpay.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005701523
If you need someone else to help with the payment, click the gray "OR Ask somebody else to pay" button, then copy and share the URL.
You are now a CN Premium member!
After the transaction is completed, you will be taken back to CN. After a few seconds, the crown icon next to your profile picture will appear gold. It indicates that you are already a CN Premium user. You now have access to all of the Premium features and services!
Note: Sometimes, it may take 30 seconds to a few munites for your account status to be updated. Please wait a little bit and refresh the page. If you still don't see the status change, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.