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Solved Possible to have a private category only viewable and accessible to one user?

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1 year 2 months ago #1 by diannalsantos
I am new to Kunena, so my apologies in advance. :) My site will be an online dog training service where there are three separate types of users: Students, Auditors and Watchers. Students will be posting homework and video submissions to the forum in a specific category for that individual user. Students and Auditors may both view and post in the class-specific forum whereas the Watchers can only view these posts.

Many Students prefer to have their homework and video submissions private - as in, only viewable to them and their instructor. The way the site and forum is configured right now, the closest I have been able to get is assigning the individual Student/user as a moderator for their individual HW and Video Submission category. However, even with this, other Students can still view these submissions, even if they cannot post replies to this category itself.

So the question is: is there a way to configure a forum category so that it is only viewable and accessible (posting replies, etc.) to one particular user and the instructor?

Thank you in advance for any guidance you can offer.

Here is the configuration for the forum right now:

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1 year 2 months ago #2 by rich

Possible to have a private category only viewable and accessible to one user?

Yes, it's possible but you must create for this user a own user group ( see here ). In this way, you can solve all your problems.
Hint: Administrators and Global Moderators can see everything.
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1 year 2 months ago #3 by diannalsantos
Thank you very much. The only issue is I already have over 100 User Groups in use to provide the proper restrictions for the site. Luckily, these have all been integrated properly in the site and Kunena without a problem, but if I have to create a User Group for each individual Student, this could cause a problem...

Here is an image of the way the forum is set-up to give you a better idea of what I am looking for:

Ideally here is the set-up: Student X will enroll in a Class. They will receive access to that Class' general forum as well as the overall Video and HW Submission category. I will then create a sub-category for Student X where they may post their homework and video submissions. This will mean that Student Y and Student Z will NOT be able to view, post or reply to this sub-category, as they will have their own. Does that make sense?

If the only way of achieving this is by creating a new User Group for each individual Student, when there will hopefully be upwards of 20 Students in every session and there are 30+ Classes, then I may just have to go with what I have.

Thank you again for all of your help, I greatly appreciate it.


Dianna
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1 year 2 months ago #4 by rich

Ideally here is the set-up: Student X will enroll in a Class. They will receive access to that Class' general forum as well as the overall Video and HW Submission category. I will then create a sub-category for Student X where they may post their homework and video submissions. This will mean that Student Y and Student Z will NOT be able to view, post or reply to this sub-category, as they will have their own. Does that make sense?

Yes, it makes sense but then you need a own user group for Student X.

Many Students prefer to have their homework and video submissions private - as in, only viewable to them and their instructor. The way the site and forum is configured right now, the closest I have been able to get is assigning the individual Student/user as a moderator for their individual HW and Video Submission category. However, even with this, other Students can still view these submissions, even if they cannot post replies to this category itself.

That gave me an idea. Are the constructors also different groups, or can they have access to all user videos?

Create a own user group named "hidden" and add nobody (or optional constructors).
Now create your categories as many as you need. As access for this category select the user group "hidden". Nobody except Admins and Global Moderators can see this categories now.
Now add the allowed users as Category Moderator. So you can select for each category the alowed users, and no other users can see it.
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1 year 2 months ago #5 by diannalsantos
You are brilliant! Thank you, that worked perfectly. I have been struggling with this for a month, so now I can stop pulling my hair out.
Thank you!

Dianna

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