A member's relationship to a Collaboratory institution can be faculty, staff, or student. Relationships determine what features are available for a user. The key features are described below: 

Faculty/Staff Invite a Proxy:

  • Invite a Proxy: Invite an individual to complete the activity form. The activity will come back to you for approval once it's completed and submitted.
  • Be the Owner: The Activity will be yours. You'll have the ability to edit, save, and submit the activity for approval by a portal moderator.
  • Be the Proxy: The activity will be submitted to the individual once you complete the form.
  • As a faculty or staff member you can claim ownership of content that has been proxied for you. 

Student/No Relationship:

  • Be the Proxy: The activity will be submitted to the individual once you complete the form. 
  • Not permitted to own activities.
  • Not able to invite a faculty, staff, or student to be a proxy
  • A proxy cannot create activities on the behalf of a user with a student relationship or no relationship. 

Some members may not have a relationship associated with their account. This is because some members, like alumni, may still be able to authenticate with their institution. If a member's institutional credentials are still active, they will be able to authenticate with their institution's Collaboratory via SSO. However, members with no relationship will have limited rights and can only Be the Proxy

Viewing Relationships

Administrators can view their members' relationships in Administration | Internal | Members. Users' relationship is found in the table view.

Updating Relationships:

If your users log into Collaboratory through your campus server (SSO) using their institutional credentials, then their relationship(s) is identified via that authentication process and cannot be manually changed by an Administrator. If a member's relationship needs to be changed, you must work with your institution's IT department.

If your Collaboratory uses the manual registration process, then Administrators can update users' relationships via the table present in Administration | Internal | Members.

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