Permissions in Campus Cloud are based around three roles:
- Channel Owners
Each group has slightly more permission than the one before.
By assigning people into different community roles, you can help share the responsibility of managing the Community, while still maintaining control over who can do what.
No work is needed on your part to enable the following basic permissions for everyone in Community:
- Use Find a Channel to find public and private channels within Community
- Join a channel
- Leave a channel
- Request to join a private channel
- Accept or decline a channel invite
As a Campus Cloud admin, you can fine-tune community roles and permissions using Campus Settings.
You can decide for yourself which roles should be able to do certain actions in Community:
- Add public or private channels
- Manage channel membership
- Invite people to join channels
- Delete channels
- Download posts
For more information, see Fine-Tune Community Permissions with Community Settings.
What Everyone can do in Community
Everyone can post and comment once they have joined a channel. They can edit their messages, or delete them. As well, everyone can:
- Like a post or comment
- Report a post or comment
- Copy the message permalink
- Search for posts and comments, including filtering by date
- View post and comment count
Channel moderators are part of the "everyone" group. But, unlike ordinary users, they can do extra actions in Community, such as:
- Remove a user from the channel
- Delete a user's posts and comments
- Approve a reported post or comment
- As well, when searching for posts and comments, channel moderators can filter by username or by status to search for reported messages.
As the top role within a channel, the channel owner can do all the actions a moderator can do, and:
- Edit or Delete the channel
- View (or revoke) pending invites to the channel
- Approve or decline a Request to Join
- Add another owner to the Channel Owners
- Add or remove Channel Moderators
Your school can designate one or more Campus Cloud users as Community Managers. This is the highest level of permission within Community.
Community Managers can do all the actions of Moderators and Channel Owners, across all channels in Community.
As well, they can:
- Globally mute a user
- Remove Channel Owners
Using Campus Cloud as a Host
If you are the manager of an organization or service, you can use Community on behalf of that club or service (called a Host). Athletic clubs and orientation calendars are also hosts, meaning you can post in Community on their behalf.
For a host to be able to post in a channel, it must be added by the channel owner. For more information, see: Add a host to a channel.
Once the host is added to the channel, you can use Community on behalf of that host. For more information, see: Post in the Community as an Organization or Service. The channel moderator can edit or delete a host's posts and comments. The channel owner can add or remove hosts from a channel.