Here is a description of the different types of groups, roles and permissions that exist in the LoopMe system.
All users have a personal LoopMe account and can join as many groups as they like with this account. Every group has its own settings and one user could have different roles within different groups. Each group has a group owner who created and made unique settings for the group. It is also the group owner who has the right to invite or remove members from the group.
The communication paths within a group differs depending on the group type. The most common group type is hierarchical and the main part of the texts here in the Help centre describes how the hierarchical group settings works. The other group type, a flat group, is also described below.
A hierarchical group type
This is the most common group type in LoopMe. A hierarchical group has two different roles: Teachers and Students. The communication in a hierarchical group is basically a closed dialogue between an individual student and his/her teachers.
The communication principles:
Students sends loops to their teachers that the teachers can comment (and approve).
- The dialogue starts when a student sends loops (reports or free loops) to the teachers in the group. Anyone who has the role of teacher in the group will be able to comment on the loop and approve a student’s report.
- What one teacher writes in the comment thread will be visible to all teachers in the group, and of course also to the student who sent the loop. The student can also comment his/her own loops.
- A student can't select to start a dialogue with a single teacher within a group consisting of several teachers. All loops are sent to all teachers within the group.
- A teacher can't start a dialogue with a single student within a group consisting of several students, only comment on a loop that a student already have sent.
Teachers sends information or surveys to the whole group and the students can answer the surveys.
- It is not possible for a student to comment on information. If a student want to comment information, we recommend that you use the Free loop feature.
- It is only students that can answer the survey and the results will be visible to the teachers in real-time.
A flat group type
This type of group is mainly use as project groups of very small groups. A flat group has one type of role: Member. The communication in a flat group is characterized as an open communication between all the members in the group. All members share all information.
The communication principles:
Members sends loops to all the other members and they can comment (and approve)
- A dialogue starts when a member sends loops (Task Loops or Free Loops) to the other members of the group. All members will can comment on and approve all the loops that has been sent within the group.
- What one member writes in the comment thread will be visible to all members in the group
- A member can't send any loops to a single member of the group, only send information to the whole group.
- It is not possible for a member to comment on information. If a member want to comment information, we recommend that you use the Free Loop feature.
All members can send information or surveys to the whole group
- It is not possible for members to comment on information. If a member want to comment information, we recommend that you use the Free loop feature.
- All members can answer the survey and the results will be visible to all members in real-time.
- It is not possible to send Free loops anonymous