10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2013 8:49 AM by Dana Grennier RSS

Who can see stuff?  :)

Mary Nielsen

I just have a general question for the experts out there.  So, if I come to a page like this (Faculty and Staff Hub), and post something.  Can only the faculty and staff see the post?  Or can everyone who has an account see it (if they can find it) but it is filtered to make it easier for faculty and staff to see it?

  • Re: Who can see stuff?  :)
    Tracy Miller

    I'm no expert, but I'm not faculty or staff and I can see it.

  • Re: Who can see stuff?  :)
    Nancy Tanaka

    I think if you have to post something in a private group in order for it not to be found. Otherwise, as far as I've noticed, if you post in an open group then it will go to the community; but be categorized under the group for easy findings. Good question, however. I was just thinking about this....

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    Kip Kussman

    If you post to the general feed, it is open for everyone. If you only want certain people to see your post, than just use the send message function and pick who you want to receive the message.

  • Re: Who can see stuff?  :)

    What about what I name my streams?  Is that public or is it just for me?  For example, if I name a stream, "Awesome and Hilarious Friends" and put Kip Kussman in it, would people be able to see that I called my stream that?

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    Cheryl Myers


  • Re: Who can see stuff?  :)
    Dana Grennier

    When you create something, such as a discussion, you will see a window like the screen shot below where you can limit who sees what. 


    In a Place, allows you to choose certain areas within the site.  For example, the discussion or document might be focused on Registrar information, you would choose Registrar. People who are then following the registrar's space are seeing that information.  It is searchable as well, in case someone is not following the assigned space. In the example below, it is the Alpha Tester group.  This is a secret group and only the people in that group would be able to see that discussion.


    Specific People allows you to limit the direct interactions to a certain group of people.  I would use this if the group is less than 20 (though to be honest, that might be pushing it).  Only the people you have chosen can then see the discussion or document.  This feature is great if you are working together with a couple of people on a project.


    The MSOE Community means you don't care who sees it.  You are looking for all kinds of feedback and discussion.  Basically, a free for all!


    So, that is a quick explanation of who can see what when.

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