Because Raftr is highly customizable to each institution or organization’s needs, our platform permissions are also designed to be flexible to fit your community. Depending on their permission level, administrative users have access to a specific set of permissions within a Channel, Raft, and/or the community overall. Below is a basic overview of Raftr’s standard permission levels, or administrative roles, and the general permissions associated with each role.
In general, community-level admin roles give administrative users access to features on the Admin Portal. Raft-level admin roles give users group management abilities for Rafts in the app. Channel-level admin roles give users the ability to manage sub-groups in the app. These three permission levels in Raftr are fully independent of one another.
Users may have multiple admin roles across Raftr, for example, you can be a Department Admin, a Raft Leader for one Raft, a Curator for another Raft, and a Co-leader for a Channel on a different Raft.
However, each user can only ever have one community-level admin role, one role per Raft, and one role per Channel.
Community-Level Admin Roles
Each Raftr contract includes administrative permissions for at least one Community Admin, and additional administrative users can be added on from there. If you have a single Community Admin, they will be the System Admin Account and have all available administrative permissions for your community. If you have a team of administrators, Team Raftr can assign your team to one of four community-level admin roles.
Community Admins have the highest level of administrative permissions in Raftr, which is why we ask our partners to designate a primary Community Admin from your team. Your Community Admin(s) will be Team Raftr’s primary point of contact throughout your time with Raftr, so they should be the one primarily responsible for your implementation. These users have all available administrative permissions, including full access to the Content, Members, Community, and Reports dashboards on the Admin Portal (web only).
For partners with multiple solutions, Department Admins are a great way to give other members of your team limited access to community-wide administrative permissions. These administrative users have limited access to make changes on the Content and Members dashboards, but cannot edit community-wide settings. Department Admins can also view and download department-level metrics from your Raftr community. These administrative users can also be designated as editors for department-specific Campus pages.
Safety Feature Admin
Safety Feature Admins have community-level permissions that include limited access to the Admin Portal (web only), specifically the Content Management dashboard. This role was specifically designed for content moderation to ensure that your members’ actions align with your code of conduct. Safety Feature Admins can use the Raft Management tool in the Content Management dashboard to restrict or ban members and freeze a Raft or Channel.
This administrative role was intentionally created for you to grant your campus partners view-only access to community-wide metrics from your Raftr community. This permission level is great for upper-level administrators who are equally invested in your successful use of Raftr!
Raft-Level Admin Roles
Raft-level administrative permissions are the next layer of permission levels, which give designated users access to manage specific groups within your community. These Raft-level administrative roles, or Raft Admins, can help manage members and moderate content within specific Rafts. Raft Admins have different administrative permissions depending upon their roles as a Raft Leader, Co-Leader, and Curator.
The creator of the Raft is the designated Raft Leader by default, and has full administrative permissions within that Raft. Specifically, the Raft leader manages their Raft’s look and feel, settings, members, and can designate other Raft Admins. (NOTE: Since there can only be one Raft Leader, please contact your dedicated Success Manager to discuss options for changing your Raft Leader if needed.)
A Raft Co-leader has most of the same administrative permissions as a Raft Leader, except they cannot delete the Raft or demote the Raft Leader. (NOTE: While Premium Rafts can have unlimited Raft Co-leaders and Curators, Basic Rafts can only have one Raft Leader and one Raft Co-Leader, but no Curators.)
Raft Curators have access to moderate content within a Raft, but cannot edit settings in a Raft. This role is only available on Premium Rafts. Curators can also promote other Curators, and suggest members to invite-only private Rafts.
Channel-Level Admin Roles
Similar to Raft Leaders and Co-leaders, Channel Leaders and Co-leaders have access to tools and settings designed to help manage their Channels. These Channel-level administrative roles give designated members the ability to manage a sub-group of members. (NOTE: A member does not need to be a Raft Leader or Co-Leader in order to be granted leadership roles within a Channel.)