Network Administrators have access to a suite of Network settings, actions, and views. To what settings an Administrator has access may depend on their Network Tier and on constraints established by higher-Tier Administrators. However, most Network Administrators should have access to the features described in this article.
If you're a Network Administrator, you should see a gear icon in the left hand corner of the upper banner. You will only see this icon if you're currently inside a Network for which you have Administrator privileges. To change settings in a Network other than the one you're currently in, you will need to switch Networks. The name of the Network you're currently in is directly to the right of the gear icon.
To access Network settings, navigate to Organization Settings (the gear icon) → Edit Organization Settings. From there, you should have access to five pages in the menu just below the Network title: Overview, Settings, Members, Communities, Organizations, Defaults, Pending Communities, and Danger. We describe each in turn.
On the upper-left side of the screen, you should see copy links to your LTI key and secret. These codes are used to connect your Yellowdig Network to your institution's Learning Management System (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas). Only share your key and secret with instructors whose Communities belong in your Network. For example, if you are the Chair of the Philosophy Department, and you manage the Philosophy Department Network, you can freely share your key and secret with colleagues in your department. But if a colleague in the Physics Department asks for your key and secret, you should direct them to an Administrator in their Network (e.g., the Physics Department Chair).
Just under the LTI key and secret are basic Network metrics. On the right side, you'll see a scrolling log of recent activity across Communities in your Network. This gives Administrators a snapshot of what learners in their Network are sharing and discussing right now.
From here, you can change your Network's logo by clicking on the image with the dotted border. You can change the Title of your Network but not the Name of your Network. The Title of your Network is what appears on the Network Settings page and in the Discover tab. The Name of your Network is what appears next to the gear icon and in the URL. For example, if your Network Title is "Yellowdig University" and your Network Name is "yellowdig-university", "Yellowdig University" will surface in the Discover tab, "yellowdig-university" will display next to the gear icon, and your domain name will be https://yellowdig-university.yellowdig.app. Changing the Title (but not the Name) allows you to change and customize your Networks without destroying extant URL links to your Network.
From the Settings screen, you can also see your LTI key and secret and change your Networks brand color. (The default brand color is the Tier 1 Network brand color.)
From here, you can view and promote existing Network Members and invite users to your Network. You can filter Members by Role (Community Owner, Network Admin), by username, and by email address. To promote or remove a Member from your Network, simply click on the relevant row and make the corresponding selection. To invite a user to your Network, click on the green Invite button, enter the email address(es), and indicate whether you're inviting the user(s) as an admin. Be judicious about promoting users to Administrator status and inviting users as Administrators.
This page contains links to every Community that appears in your Network and your Network's Subnetworks. You can search Communities by title, and you can fully explore any Community in your Network.
If there are any Subnetworks (i.e., Suborganizations) in your Network, they will appear here. Clicking on the Subnetwork link will take you directly to that Subnetwork's Settings page, and the Subnetwork will become your current Network. You can also create new Subnetworks from this page. You can set your own Network Title (which appears in the Discover tab) and Network Name (which appears in the URL). The LTI key and secret are set automatically.
This is where you set the Default Community for your network. The Default Community establishes the default point settings and Community settings for new Communities created within your Network (e.g., points for Posts, enabled emojis, banned words, etc.). To select a Default Community, simply select the desired Community from the table. Then click the CREATE DEFAULT COMMUNITY button in the pop-up window.
If new Communities require Network Administrator approval in your Network, you will need to go here to approve or deny newly created Communities.
You can delete the current Network by clicking the DELETE ORGANIZATION button. Network deletion is permanent, and any Communities contained within that Network will be automatically deleted as well. Only delete your Network if you know exactly what you're doing.