Changing member roles in a community activity

Owners can change the level of access that community members have to a community activity by changing their associated roles. You must be an owner of a community activity to manage its members.

About this task

There are two types of community activities - implicit and explicit. In an implicit community activity all the members of the community are added as Authors to the community activity by default. In an explicit community activity, you can select which members of the community have access to the community activity. The selected members can have Owner, Author, or Reader access. If you select three members, they can all have the same access or they can each have a different access level.


To change an explicit activity into an implicit community activity, follow these steps:

  1. From the My Activities view, open a community activity.
  2. Click Members. Be sure that you click the Members link for the Activity Outline and not the link in the community card section.
  3. Click Add Members.

    Select the member type, then the member role, then enter the name of the person, community, or group. An owner can add content, view and edit all entries, and manage the membership of the activity. Authors can view content and edit their entries. A reader can only view content.

  4. Select Allow all members of this community access in the activity as Author.. If you want a member to have a role other than Author, select one of these other roles:
    Expands the access of the selected people. Owners can add content, view and edit all entries, and manage the membership of the activity.
    Limits the access of the selected people. Readers cannot contribute to an activity; access is restricted to viewing content.
  5. Select the check box for each person for whom you want to apply the role.
  6. Click Save.

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