In each community on Participate.com, members can hold one or several roles, depending on how active they are in the development of courses, resources, discussions, and announcements.
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Learners can access...

  • Courses: Enroll/unenroll in courses and add courses to their own collections
  • Resources: Share + view collections and add those to their own individual collections
  • Discussions: Create discussions, join discussions (if they've joined the community), delete their own discussion posts

Moderators can do everything a learner can plus...

  • Edit the community description and banner + logo images of a community
  • View the community collection on the backend by clicking "edit" ....but cannot actually make edits within the community collection

Community Administrators can do everything learners and moderators can plus...

  • Create Announcements: Create/delete/edit announcements owned by other people
  • Collections: edit details about the collection
  • Create Courses: Add, edit, and remove courses in their community
  • Add/Upload Resources: Add, edit, and remove resources
  • Manage Discussion: Create, edit, and delete any discussion (cannot remove individual comments from within a discussion)
  • View Course Reports: Can view community reports

Community Leaders...

  • have the same capabilities as learners
  • show up on the top of the Members section but have no other special capabilities

Community Designers can...

  • create new courses and new course bundles
  • test new courses before learners
  • do everything a learner can

Community Facilitators....

The combination of the Community Administrator and Community Leader roles create the Community Facilitator Role.


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