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2.1: User IDs

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  • LibreTexts has five levels of UserIDs, and each allows different levels of access to the system. No user ID is required to browse or read, however, if students  or others register as Community Members, they can make suggestions and rate the pages. Instructors start with what the MindTouch System calls Viewer access. This allows unlimited access for editing and creation to personal Sandboxes as well as OER they create in Course Shells. Author and Editor levels are reserved for creators and curators in the Bookshelve area. Administrators are handy to get to know as they can help you to recover from all disasters (well almost all). 

    Level

    User

    Access 

     

    Viewer

    Instructor

    General

    Your Sandbox and
    Course Shells

    LOGIN, BROWSE, READ, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE

    LOGIN, BROWSE, READ, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, UPDATE, CREATE, DELETE, CHANGEPERMISSIONS

    Community

    Student

     

     

    LOGIN, BROWSE, READ, COMMENT

    LogIn, Browse, and Read are self explanatory.

    Comment

    If you are signed in, there is a line at the bottom of every page asking whether you thought it helpful or have a comment

       Was this article helpful? Yes   No   Leave   Comment

    This feedback is available to editors and curators. If you wish them to get in contact with you, leave your Email address.

    Notification of Page Changes

    At the top of every page there is a star in the middle under the title at the top. Selecting this brings up a menu which will notify you by Email if there are any changes to the page, or subpage. This is particularly useful for Instructors who are using material written or curated by others.

    While the LibreTexts team has a curation sub-team that takes care of the content in the library (in coordination with contributing authors), community curation is a key aspect in keeping our content "living" rather than stagnating (e.g., in a dead format). There are three aspects : Watching pages, Rating Page, and providing Feedback on Pages.

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    Change Permissions

    Selecting the Restrict Access button in the dropdown Options menu on the black bar allows you to set the permission for everything in your Sandbox and later course shells. 

    Permission

     

    Private

    Must have an assigned page-level role to be able to view, find, or edit.

    Semi Private

    Everyone can view or find, must assign page-level role to be able to edit.

    Semi Public

    Everyone can view, must have an assigned page-level role to be able to find or edit.

    Public

    Administrators handle the Control Panel and assign Control Panel roles

    Delete

    Instructors can delete pages in their Sandboxes and Course Shells using the drop down Options menue. ALL Pages are backed up automatically by the system and can be recovered by Administrators (info@libreTexts.org) or https://libretexts-constructionforum.groups.io/g/main