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What is a Group Admin and how can I designate one?

Overview

Group admins are a powerful way to broadcast messages to users and manage groups in your network. They differ from network admins in that they only have control over the group(s) they are an admin of and cannot access the network settings.

Being a group admin allows you to:

  • Send messages out only to the group(s) you are an admin of
  • Edit group settings
  • Add/remove group members
  • Moderate group if using a forum style group
  • Remove group
  • Full control of the group with no access to any network options

Refer for more information on group administration levels here.

 

How to Restrict Group Admin Access to Viewing Member Data

You can restrict group admins from viewing or editing members data in their group. To do this, login as a network admin and navigate to your network settings page. Scroll down to the bottom, check the box that says “Restrict group admins from viewing/editing member data.” Click save, and your group admins will only be able to view a list of members without contact data.

 

Group Admin Use Cases

Group admins are useful for:

  • Allow a user to send out a message without access to network settings
  • Give professors access to moderating a discussion group with students
  • Designate control of a group to someone other than a network admin
  • Allow individual members to manage their own groups



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