Create user groups and quickly set page security

7 May

Earlier this year we surveyed the top 100 educators on PBworks and asked them how we could make their workspace even better. The number one request was USER GROUPS!  Specifically people wanted to easily add the same group of users to a page or folder and make it easier to set page security.

dianemain:  I currently have my students change their display names to include graduation year and to take out full last names (so, for example, Joe Student graduating this year would become “2010 Joe S.”).

It would be great if I could put them into groups and then be able to add or remove groups of students to/from a folder instead of having to add/remove them all manually at the start and end of the school year.

Well – we listened!  Today we’re pleased to announce that all premium workspaces can create user groups.

Premium workspaces have custom security.  This allows them share pages with specific users, and hide that content from all other users.  Now you can assign page and folder-level access using the groups that you create. Here’s how:

First, place each user in a group.

Next, add the user group to set page-level access.

This feature rounds out our improvements to the user panel – now all premium workspaces can easily add groups of users to pages, and with the recent security improvements, immediately know what your users can see, and edit.

6 Responses to “Create user groups and quickly set page security”

  1. computermorah at 7:20 pm #

    First nested folders, then user groups! PBworks really listens. Thank you so much.

  2. christianblessing at 9:57 pm #

    Is this feature available for Campus editions?

    • kristine at 10:56 am #

      Hi Christian,
      All Campus Edition workspaces are premium. This feature is available for all premium workspaces, including those on Campus Edition.

  3. Bestow at 4:16 am #

    I love pbworks. This is the best Social network.

  4. GuyB at 7:46 am #

    How can a user assigned to a group ‘see’ their group assignation?


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