Controlling access to your site

Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

You can unpublish your site temporarily, which makes it unavailable to site participants while you make changes (e.g., to prepare for the upcoming semester). You can also choose whether people who are not site participants can find and join your site or see certain files.

You can do this either from Site Info within the site in question, or from Worksite Setup within My Workspace.

  1. In your site's menubar, click Site Info.

    Alternatively, from the menubar in My Workspace, click Worksite Setup, check the box next to the site you wish to revise, and then click Edit.

    Note: Although you can check multiple boxes, you can only edit information about one site at a time.

  2. Click Manage Access.

  3. Under "Site Status", choose whether or not to publish your site.

  4. Under "Global Access", you may choose from the following:

    • Choose either Private or Display my site in the directory, and share files I select.
    • To make your course or project site broadly accessible, check Can be joined by anyone with authorization to log in. Next to "Role for people that join site:", select the appropriate role for all the users who may join your site.

      For more information about roles, see Participant roles.

  5. Click Update.