As a Community Administrator, there are multiple ways you can share resources with your members.
Collections (like folders, created on Participate. More information on building collections available here.)
Files (pdfs, jpegs, word documents and more)
Links (external urls)
Pages (custom content, created on Participate. More information on building pages available here.)
To add a resource to the Community:
Click the blue [+New] button at the top of your Community Resources Tab and select the type of resource you'd like to use.
Resource Type Strategies:
If you want to share a Link, File or Collection of resources with the whole community:
Utilize the steps above to add the resource to the Community Resource Tab.
The visibility of the resource will follow the visibility of the community itself (for example a resource added to a Hidden or Public community would be accessible via its url.)
If you want to share custom created content to the whole community or select smaller groups:
Utilize a Page (learn more about creating Pages here).
Pages can be set to Published, Hidden, Draft, or Archived.
If a Community Administrator wants to share content with a smaller select group, we recommend using a Page and setting the privacy to "Hidden".
Hidden Pages can be distributed into Groups or linked in Group Announcements or shared in discussions or direct messages for restricted access.
If you want to share files or collections of resources ONLY within a Course or Page.
Utilize the Course/Page builder feature to directly insert the File or Personal Collection.
Make sure the Page/Course itself has the desired privacy setting (likely Hidden)
If adding a collection, make sure to use a personal collection (created from your Home Feed view) and set the collection's visibility to Hidden. This way the personal collection will not appear in the Community Resource Tab.
If you want to share a file, link, Page, or Collection of resources ONLY to a smaller Group.
Remember - if you add Links/Files/Collections on the Community "Resource Tab" they will become visible to the whole community.
Instead, create a Page! Add your File/Link/Personal Collection to the Page and make sure the Page privacy is set to "Hidden".
Next distribute the Page to your Group(s) of members.
To remove a resource:
Click on the three dots on the upper right hand corner of your resource and select "Delete".
Please note: at this time, a removed page resource cannot be recovered. If you choose to remove a page, please proceed with caution. You may wish to archive them instead (see more info in the section below).
Other actions you can take on resources:
*If you have questions or need assistance, contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the chat icon on the bottom-right corner of any page.