MyU Portal: Group Collaboration

  • Outsiders must have a guest account. And MyU guests must have a university person vouch for them.
  • Lots of exclamation points in this app.
  • As soon as you create a page, start setting permissions because everything you add to it will inherit those permissions. Items on the page can carry different permissions than the page itself.
  • Your MyU page must be public! If you don't like that, make everything on the page not public.
  • Whoever creates the page is the owner. You can change owner but it doesn't work great. If you're doing a group site, do it under a department internet id.
  • Start with the tightest restrictions then open up as necessary. Not the other way around by starting by making it wide open and clamping down as necessary.
  • Use a prefix before every group name because everyone in MyU can see your group and vice versa. A group name "Students" for example is a horrible name.
  • Adding new users... that person must have logged into their MyU account at least once in order to show up in a search.
  • When adding batch users, make it comma or cr separated text. You only have to add internet id part, not the whole email address. Guest id, actually translate to an internet idea. Hard to learn what it is but that's what you have to use.
  • Groups do nothing on their own. They just make it easier to set permissions. Best practice: add Admin group to every bloody thing.
  • Manage subscriptions and send broadcast messages are future functionality.
  • View also means can participate in a discussion or vote in a poll.
  • When creating a page, it relies on context and makes it a sub-page of where y'at.
  • Never check box "Inherit permissions from parent." It's a loaded gun. One, it behaves that way anyway at page creation. Checking the box makes it dynamic so when the parent changes it changes. Problem is, you can't see it reflected in the child page.
  • Width of usable page is around 525px wide.