Help: Groupspaces, functions & permissions
What type of groupspaces are there?
A LearningStone Workspace can be seen as a building and the groupspaces you create as the rooms. These rooms can be used for training, communities, one-on-one coaching or group coaching and individual eLearning. Each groupspace has members and functions but the type of groupspace determines if the members see each other or not and which functionalities can be turned on.
1. Collaborative Groupspaces are great for group training, learning communities, workshops, and any other use where members can see each other and use the collaborative features like dialogues, a wall, commenting on documents and messaging. Collaborative Groupspaces also offer one-on-one communication with a coach like the Personals Folder in the Docs or the Personal Dialogues.
2. Solo Groupspaces are collections of individual members called “Solo Members”. Though they are in a groupspace together, they are there to learn on their own or have personal dialogues or share personal documents with a coach or trainer. In short: solo-groupspaces are great for self-paced eLearning and one-on-one e-coaching. The Solo-members cannot collaborate with- or see other members.
Functions and Permissions
You can turn functions on and off under Settings > Functions and Permissions. If a function is turned on, it is always both visible and editable for a coach or manager. For the other members, you can decide if the function is only visible or if the member may also “edit” (enter, edit and remove). The type of group can also determine what happens. In a solo-group, for example, the Solo-member will never see the Group Chat.
Coaches and managers have the same permissions (while managers also receive join requests and other management- messages) and can decide to set “Editable” to “Visible” if they don’t want members to edit Docs, add calendar events etc.