Create group folders

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Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

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[edit] Creating group folders using the Resources tool

The Resources tool allows you to create folders accessible only by a specified group.

[edit] Creating a group

To create a group folder, you must first create a group. For help, see Manage Groups.

[edit] Creating a group folder

To create a group folder:

In the menubar, click Resources. Next to the folder in which you want to create a new group folder, from the Add menu, choose Create Folders.

Enter a title.

Click Add details for this item.

Under "Availability and Access", select Display this file to selected groups only. Check the groups you wish to allow access to, and then click Create Folders Now. Note: If you don't see any choices under "Availability and Access", you may need to adjust the permissions for the parent folder.

[edit] Changing an existing folder to a group folder

To a change an existing folder to a group folder:

In the menubar, click Resources. Next to the folder that you want to change to a group folder, from the Actions menu, choose Edit Details.

Under "Availability and Access", select Display this file to selected groups only. Check the groups you wish to allow access to, and then click Update.

[edit] Managing permissions for group folders

Once you have created a group folder, you may need to manage permissions in order to adjust the level of access for site participants.


Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content


Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.

The Sakai Educational Community License is deemed to be compatible with this sites Project:Copyrights which are under the Creative Commons 2.5 Licence. You can view the original Sakai help documentation, unedited, at http://kumu.brocku.ca/sakai/help/

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