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Add Moderators and Administrators

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As a board owner, you can assign participants to the role of administrator and moderator to help you manage the board and facilitate discussion. Both UW NetID and UW Google ID users can be administrators or moderators on your board.

Administrator and Moderator Permissions

Administrators have permission to do everything a board owner can do, except to delete the discussion board itself. Administrators can:

  • access the “Manage” page to add or modify discussion areas
  • modify participant access and roles
  • set board availability
  • view board statistics
  • edit and delete posts
  • make conversations sticky
  • move conversations
  • lock conversations
  • silence or ban participants.

Moderators can help facilitate discussion on the board. Moderators can:

  • edit and delete posts
  • make conversations sticky
  • move conversations
  • lock conversations
  • silence participants.

Adding Administrators and Moderators

To add administrators or moderators, follow these steps:

  1. StepsActions
  2. From the GoPost home page, click the name of the board with which you want to work. You will move to the board home page.
  3. Click Manage in the global navigation at the upper right. You will move to the “Manage” page.
  4. Click Participant Access & Roles in the left of the panel. You will move to the “Participant Access & Roles” page.
  5. Click Edit to the right of “Roles” at the center right of the participant list. A pop-up will appear.
  6. Enter the UW NetID or UW Google ID of people you want to add as administrators or moderators in the space provided, one per line, or separated by commas.
  7. Click Save to save your changes, or Cancel to discard them. The pop-up will close, and you will return to the “Participant Access & Roles” page, and see the newly added administrators and moderators displayed on the participant list with the appropriate role selected in the menu.

The next time the participant logs in to the board, the participant will see a message describing the change made to the role, who made the change, and when the change was made.