What can I do as a community owner?

Find out what actions you can perform in a community when you are a community owner.

Tip: If you are unsure of what your role is within a community, open the Members page and look for your name or for the name of the group to which you belong. Your role displays under your name or group name.
In addition to the tasks that a regular community member can perform, community owners can perform the following management tasks.
Table 1. Management tasks
Task type Community owners can
Community management
  • Delete the community
  • Update the community name
  • Update the community description
  • Change the community access level
  • Upload an image to associate with the community
  • Change the theme of the community
  • Add and remove community tags
  • Edit and delete community content
  • Create, edit, and delete subcommunities
  • Moderate community content
For more information, see Managing your communities.
Membership management
  • Add and remove members
  • Invite new members
  • Revoke member invitations
  • Accept membership requests (in a moderated community)
  • Change the role of members
  • Import community members
For more information, see How do I add community members?
Widget management
  • Add widgets
  • Edit widget settings
  • Move widgets
  • Hide widgets
  • Delete widgets
For more information, see Adding widgets to your community.
Community owners can also perform the following tasks when working with community resources.
Table 2. IBM Connections widget tasks
Resource Community owners can
Activities
  • Edit and delete any community activities
  • Mark activities as complete
  • Add and remove activity members (by updating the community membership)
For more information, see Working with community activities.
Blog
  • Add, edit, and delete community blog entries and comments
  • Update the community blog title, description, and tags
  • Change the time zone associated with the community blog
  • Change the access level of community blog members
  • Moderate the content of your community blog (when owner moderation is enabled)
For more information, see Using a community blog.
Bookmarks
  • Edit and delete any community bookmarks
For more information, see Adding bookmarks to a community.
Linked Library
  • Configure the display of folders and files
For more information, see Using Linked Libraries.
Events
  • Edit and delete any community events.
For more information, see Scheduling community events.
Feeds
  • Edit and delete any community feeds
For more information, see Working with feeds.
Files
  • Update and remove any community files from the community
  • Change the file access level of community members
  • Moderate the content of community files (when owner moderation is enabled)
  • Restore deleted files to the community (when trash is enabled)
  • Delete individual files from the trash (when trash is enabled)
  • Delete all files from the trash (when trash is enabled)
For more information, see Adding files to a community.
Forums
  • Create, edit, and delete community forums
  • Edit, move, lock, pin, and delete forum topics
  • Moderate the content of community forums (when owner moderation is enabled)
For more information, see Using community forums.
Ideation Blog
  • Change Ideation Blog settings
  • Change the access level of members
  • Contribute, edit, graduate, and delete ideas
  • Specify the number of ideas that can be posted
  • Freeze idea creation
  • Freeze an Ideation Blog
For more information, see Using an Ideation Blog in your community.
Media Gallery
  • Edit media gallery settings
  • Edit and delete any media gallery files
For more information, see Using a media gallery.
Related Communities
  • Edit and delete any related communities
For more information, see Sharing related communities with other members.
Status Updates
  • Determine access level of who can post status updates
For more information, see Managing who can post status updates to your community.
Wiki
  • Create a community wiki
  • Edit or delete the community wiki
  • Add and remove wiki members (by updating the community membership)
  • Change the wiki access level of community members
For more information, see Using a community wiki.



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