A Group is a set of Users who work/cooperate in the same context or on some Archives.
A User can belong to more than one Group and can be chosen as the Referent for each one.
Groups are organized in trees
When a User joins a Group, their Dashboard will be focused on that Group
A User can join a specific Group of their interest and inherit some features from higher groups (e.g. Communications). Sometimes for their history Users are added directly to Higher groups.
Avogadro Institute └── 5 A Informatics Avogadro Institute └── Work subgroup 1 of 5 A informatics Avogadro Institute
We recommend to add the members only to the most specific work group.
The features of a Group can be managed from three different combinable options:
- When a group is collaborative, all the content created by users will be modifiable by every member of the Group by default.
- When the group is exhibitionist, all the "ready" contents created by users will be visible on the map by every member of the Group by default.
- Users can't modify these options.
- an online Group (e.g. Institute so-and-so) is usually locked, not collaborative and not exhibitionist.
- a class Group (e.g. 4th year) is usually exhibitionist, not collaborative and not locked.
- a small work Group (e.g. three students) is usually exhibitionist, collaborative and not locked.
A Referent is a member of a Group who manages it. Among other things a Referent can:
- add Users as members of the Group
- expel a member from the Group
- choose a member as Group Referent
- downgrade a Referent
- send an e-mail invitation for registering on AtlasFor and joining a Group
- modify the Group description
- publish Communications
Here's some actions that a Referent shouldn't do:
- delete the Group
- change the higher Group