Resource Board Editor Role

I would like the ability to give users access to edit resource boards, without giving them platform manager. I don't want them to have access to everything a platform manager does, just the resource boards.
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  • Diana Day commented
    26 Nov, 2021 06:49pm

    I agree with the others that we need the ability to assign specific Resource Boards and even specific text categories to certain users. I say this because, frankly, sometimes assigning a whole Resource Board to users is even too much when I only need them to keep a certain text category up to date. Will someone be creating the new idea so we can hopefully get it developed?

  • Colin Milne commented
    24 Nov, 2021 09:45pm

    This is definitely a step in the right direction, although, I would have to agree with Christine. We are having the same issue in that we cannot assign a particular resource board to a person/persons. We in turn have ended up using group pages and linked them to the resource board section so we can assign permissions using the roster. This has also allowed us to have topics within our "resource boards". I do realize that the original request was to fix the issue of having to use the platform manager role to edit resource boards and this has been implemented.

  • Geoffrey Goodfellow commented
    24 Nov, 2021 09:25pm

    Makes sense to me. I do believe the intent of the original idea has been fulfilled and this idea can be marked implemented. Another idea down!

  • Angela Addison commented
    24 Nov, 2021 09:20pm

    Hi Geoffrey, thanks so much for your thoughtful input. I think probably school levels is a tiny bit easier because it's not completely variable whereas resource boards are. But, it's actually making me think this may dovetail another initiative we have going on on the Core side around role and task enhancements. I think I'll close this one out as accomplishing the original intent and then appeal to you all that need more to reach out and see if we can hook you up for discovery on the other initiative? My gut is that we should look at this like you're saying Geoffrey as a larger vision not only specific to resource boards. Open to debate if anyone thinks there's a reason the original ask can't be closed. Thank you all for your continued input!

  • Geoffrey Goodfellow commented
    24 Nov, 2021 02:47pm

    Hi, Angela! I saw your comment to Christine, and it made me think about some of the roles that have "filters" that allow people to have access to certain school divisions but not others. For example, the Attendance Manager role, when I click Members has a filter link next to each member where I can select which school divisions the member has access to. I've often wished that many more of the roles had this filter ability, including the resource board. I'm not sure if that is an easier lift than the full-on Group Page Access approach you referenced, but it was just a thought. It still would not provide the full granularity that Christine is likely wanting, but it does give slightly more control than what have users have now. Just a thought :)

  • Angela Addison commented
    24 Nov, 2021 02:10pm

    Hi Christine - a role in itself doesn't give someone granular access to specific content, in this case Resource Boards. We added the resource board specific role so that schools wouldn't have to clone the platform manager role anymore. The original ask was this "I would like the ability to give users access to edit resource boards, without giving them platform manager. I don't want them to have access to everything a platform manager does, just the resource boards." which seems we have satisfied? If there are additional enhancements i.e. granular control because schools can't rely on people to only edit their own boards we can open up a separate idea for that? In order to give schools resource board rights at the board level we would have to build out a whole new feature for managing people with that role to boards, similar to group page access which is a much heavier lift.

  • Christine Nichols commented
    23 Nov, 2021 05:54pm

    According to Release notes for 11/23, we are supposed to have a Resource Board Editor Role. What I see is a Resource Board Manager (Base) role which is great. I moved our Resource Board Managers (4) out of the cloned role to this Base role. What we are still looking for is the EDITOR role which presumably will give us the ability to manage Resource Boards granularly. That is really what we want . . . the ability to give someone OWNERSHIP of the Board so we don't have to manage ALL the boards. Thank you.

  • Sarah Lazar commented
    9 Nov, 2021 07:27pm

    I get asked for access to edit RB all of the time but can't give that access because I don't want them to have too much "power", so I end up having to manage ALL of the RBs we have...I also don't want someone to have access to edit other RBs. We should be able to make a user the "owner" or editor of a RB, like a group....

  • josceline reardon commented
    8 Nov, 2021 07:23pm

    @Angela Addison We do not have the Resource Board Editor role either.

  • Rick Geyer commented
    8 Nov, 2021 06:52pm

    @Angela Addison. In your image, the "i" next to the role indicates that it is a cloned role. You or someone else in the test environment cloned that role from an existing role. I have one that is similar in my environment that I cloned from the platform manager role, however, as with most things related to roles, the role gives more access than I would like. I'd love to have a dedicated role or a clean way to grant this permission without having to include other permissions that are inherent to the platform manager role.

  • Elaine Bregman commented
    8 Nov, 2021 04:56pm

    The Resource Board Editor role does not appear in the role list.

  • Oona McKnight commented
    8 Nov, 2021 04:56pm

    @Angela Addison I also do not have the Resource Board Editor role available.

  • Guest commented
    8 Nov, 2021 01:30pm

    Ours still has the "i" indicating it has Platform Manager rights. I just confirmed with a test account that making it Resource Board Manager gives it more rights than that role should really have. Specifically, we have considered using the new Profile Notices for confidential info like divorce/custodial situations; major family illness/events; etc.; viewable by only school administrators. The Resource Board Manager still has access to that info.

  • David Gillespie commented
    8 Nov, 2021 01:52am

    That role, as evidenced by the "i", is just a clone of the Platform Manager role with most tasks removed, so it has two problems that I see:

    1. It has access to all Resource Boards, whereas other "Editor" roles can be restricted to specific categories/areas.

    2. It gains new Platform Manager tasks when they are added (which is something that is not supposed to be happening to cloned roles). When I checked our role, I noticed that the Resource Board Editor now also has the ability to manage Households.

    So for the moment, it's not a good replacement ...

  • Bryan Lorenzo commented
    8 Nov, 2021 12:06am

    @Angie Addison checked our roles and we don't have it either.

  • Brian Hoyt commented
    7 Nov, 2021 11:52pm

    Wow been waiting half a decade, hopefully it wasn't snuck in without telling anyone.

  • Angela Addison commented
    7 Nov, 2021 11:45pm

    @Scott Chrysler I'll have dev look into it I'm wondering if maybe it got added to install scripts but not backfilled on existing schools. Stay tuned, will send your info their way!

  • Scott Chrysler commented
    7 Nov, 2021 08:11pm

    Opps - my picture did not get uploaded.


  • Scott Chrysler commented
    7 Nov, 2021 08:10pm

    @Angela Addison:

    I think you have some perques we do not have:

  • Angela Addison commented
    7 Nov, 2021 07:34pm

    hi all, I think this one might be a case of getting implemented a while ago but not updated here. Or if not, can someone here clarify for me what doesn't work/solve for your need in the existing Resource Board Editor role? thanks! In roles here:

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