There are different types of permissions that members in the Nectir workspace can have. At registration, everyone is default set to just a "user" with basic permissions.

If you create a channel/discussion, public or private, you are now the default "owner" of that channel. Owners, moderators, and leaders have the ability to edit/delete other people's messages within their specific channel.

We typically recommend that instructors set both themselves and their TA's as "owners", as you may have multiple of these. That way you can all monitor your channel effectively. Owners can add members to a private channel, change channel settings, edit/delete messages, pin messages, etc.

How to set a user's permissions within your channel or discussion:

  1. Click on the "Members" icon in the top right corner of the channel to access the member list.

  2. If you have many people in your channel, you will need to select "All Users", then scroll to the bottom of the list and select "Show More", which will bring up the entire members list. Then you can search through the list using the search bar in the Members List tab.

  3. Toggle the list from "Online" to "All Users", if needed.

  4. Hover your mouse over the name of the person whose permissions you want to change.

  5. Click the icon with the three dots at the end of their name.

  6. Select the type of permission you would like the user to have.

What's the difference? Moderators, Owners, Leaders, Users

  • Owners and moderators have minimal differences. Owners have the highest level of ownership in the channel. Only owners are able to archive the room, change the settings, and set other user permissions.

  • Moderators are a level above leaders and are usually TA's, who can add people to a private channel, create invite links, edit/delete other's messages, etc.

  • Leaders can do a few things, like edit/delete messages, but it is mostly for in case you want your TA's to have very minimal moderating capabilities.

  • Users are only able to send and view messages and are usually students.

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