Who can do this?
Only Group Owners and Institution-Level Echo360 Administrators can change the privileges of other group members, or remove members. The exception being that owners cannot remove other owners. Only Institution-level Echo360 Administrators can remove owners or demote owners in a group.
The members of a group can possess one or more content access rights or levels in the group. They are:
- View Only - These members can only view the content added to the group. All members of the group can at least view group media. All group members added via a Public Link automatically have View Only rights in the group (except Admins who are given Owner rights by default as they have Group management rights for the institution).
- Add & Upload - These members can add media to the group, either from their existing content library or by uploading files to Echo360 for sharing in the group.
- Remove - These members can remove the media from the group. This privilege is typically added along with Add & Upload but can be given (and revoked) separately.
- Share - These members can share the media from the group with other users or to other locations such as another group or to a class in a course.
- Copy - These members can make their own copies of group media.
- Owner - These members have full administrative rights over both content AND members in the group.
Once given, these rights can be changed, revoked, or re-added as necessary EXCEPT FOR OWNER permissions. Once a user is made an Owner in a group, that privilege cannot be removed except by an administrator OR you can ask the user to leave the group. If you re-add them, you can do so with different group privileges.
NOTE: If an Administrator has disabled the Library for students, students can still participate fully in groups but they cannot add or upload media to the group, as doing so requires access to their Library (anything a user uploads goes to their library; Echo360 accesses it from there). If a student is an owner, the add/upload permission is assumed and is checked in the members list, but the student has no method of adding media to the group.
Group privileges are indicated by checkboxes located next to each group member in the Individuals list.
To change the privileges for a single group member, check and uncheck the box(es) as appropriate.
All group members have at least View Only rights. Removing all other rights automatically gives a user View Only rights and grays out the checkbox.
You cannot remove View Only rights; you can simply add other rights as needed. When you add rights beyond View Only, the check in View Only is removed.
DO NOT check the OWNER box unless you are absolutely certain you want to make this user an owner. You will NOT receive a warning or notification, and you cannot remove owner privileges for another owner. You also cannot remove the user from the group. You will have to ask an Administrator to remove that user's Owner rights to the group. Alternately, you can ask the user to leave the group, then re-add them with proper content rights.
Changing Group Rights for Multiple Members
To change group content privileges for multiple users at once, use the checkboxes to the left of each user's name to select them. You may also want to use the Search box to limit the list to only a subset of group members.
There is also a Select All checkbox at the top of the list but proceed with caution when selecting all members of a group to alter group content rights. Adding and removing privileges this way takes effect immediately, and if you alter a large number of group members' rights, you may find you need to go back and re-do several individual user privilege changes.
Best Practice: Select ONLY those users whom you are certain are to be given (or have revoked) the SAME group rights. It is STRONGLY recommended that you DO NOT use this method to give Ownership to group members. Ownership, once conferred, cannot be revoked except by an administrator, or by the owner voluntarily leaving the group.
NOTICE that when multiple users are selected, corresponding privilege selection boxes appear ABOVE the list. These are used to enable, disable, or leave-as-is the currently existing privileges for the selected users.
The differences in checkbox status ACROSS THE TOP is as follows:
- Checkbox is empty - NONE of the selected users have this privilege applied. In the above figure, this is true of the View Only and Share privileges for the selected users.
- Checkbox is checked - ALL of the selected users have this privilege applied. In the above figure, this is true of the Add & Upload privilege for the selected users.
- Checkbox has a line through it - SOME BUT NOT ALL of the selected users have this privilege applied. In the above figure, this is true of the Copy and Remove privileges for the selected users.
Proceed carefully with this bulk-action status checkbox. Once changed (checked or unchecked) you cannot return the "only some" users to their original state without doing so individually.
There is no option to cancel this change.
ADDING a check to a bulk-change checkbox gives all selected users that privilege.
- If you ADD a check to the View Only box, all selected users with Add & Upload or Remove content rights will have those revoked.
- If you ADD a check to something other than View Only, the View Only checkbox is cleared and all selected users are given the selected higher-level rights.
- If you ADD a check to a box where only SOME of the selected users have that right, ALL selected users are given that privilege. In the case of View Only, users previously with higher-level (add, remove, share) privileges will have those rights revoked (those checkboxes are automatically cleared).
CLEARING the check or line from a bulk-change checkbox REVOKES that right from all selected users.
- If you REMOVE the check or line from a box where only SOME or ALL of the selected users have that right, ALL selected users will have that privilege revoked.
- In the case of View Only, clearing the box NO effect on the users if other rights are not added. All members of a group have at least View Only rights. The list will show their checkmarks removed, but they are returned on page refresh.
Once again, we recommend you use bulk-privilege changes with some caution.