Use Role/Group Display to control post visibility

If you want to create posts targeted toward a specific group of users, that’s possible with the Role/Group Display option located on the editing screen of each post.

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To apply this option, click “Select Groups” and choose the applicable group (or groups).

Posts that use the Role/Group Display will be filtered out of the Composer Post element for users who are not part of that particular role or group. If a Post element set to display these posts is located on a public page, users who are not logged in will still see all posts. Therefore, it’s best to use this feature for posts that will appear on an access-controlled page (that is, a page that users can’t get to except by logging in first).

For example, suppose you have a board with eight posts. Five of those posts have not used the Role/Group Display option. Two posts have used the Role/Group Display option to filter the posts for “students” only. One post has the Role/Group Display option set to “faculty.”

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Three different Composer Post elements are set to display this board: one on a public page, one on a faculty portal page, and one on a student portal page. On the public page, public users can see all eight posts.

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On the faculty page, faculty can see six posts.

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On the student page, students can see seven posts.

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This feature is controlled on a post-by-post basis, but to avoid confusion it’s a best practice to designate a specific board for targeted posts, such as an “Announcements” board.

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