User and Group Management Tool

Tier: Basic, Professional, Enterprise

Overview

The User and Group Management tool is a feature that allows a Site Administrator to add provisioned users, create teams for collaboration and assign access to tools like reporting. Some of the things that you can manage with the User and Group Management tool include:

  • Sharing of Favorites and Notes
  • Sharing of client navigation information such as Referrals and Assessments
  • Managing access to aggregate or PII Reporting

Table of Contents

Accessing the Tool

You as an organization will decide who your Site Administrators should be and your Customer Success Manager can set them up in the system based on your specifications. 

Site Admins will have access to the full User and Group Management tool which can be found under the Site Tools menu.

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Group Managers

Group managers are a distinct class of users who can add and remove users from their Groups but don’t have access to Site Admin privileges or users outside their Group(s).

Group Managers will only have access to the Groups dashboard to see and manage their own Groups. Group Managers will not be able to access the Users tab.

Group Managers can:

  • View users in their Group, including fellow Group managers (but not users outside of their Group)

  • Add preexisting users who already have accounts on subdomain to their Group via email lookup

  • Create new accounts for users who do not already have accounts on that site

  • Remove users from their Group (but not cannot deactivate or lock users)

  • Assign other Group managers for their Group

Assigning Group Managers

Once the Group has been made and users have been added to the Group, Site Admins or Group Managers can assign (other) Group Managers within that Group by clicking the Group Manager checkbox.

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Groups Overview

Groups give access to different site tools available on your platform. Some groups are standard. Other team-based groups can be created for additional collaboration.

 

Standard Groups

The following groups come standard for each Customer and can be assigned to any provisioned user:

  • Site Admin - Access to the Site Management Tools including:

    • (this) User and Group Management Tool

    • Featured Programs Tool

  • Aggregate and PII Reporting Access - Access to Site Analytics that includes both aggregate reports and reports that contain PII such as names and email addresses.

  • Aggregate-Only Reporting Access - Access to aggregate Site Analytics only

  • PII-Only Reporting Access - Access only to Site Analytics that contain PII

Note: You only need to assign one reporting group. If a user should see all aggregate and all PII reports, assign the Aggregate and PII Reporting Access group.

 

Team-Based Groups

Team-based groups can be set up for collaboration. Users in any group can:

When setting up a group, the Site Admin can elect to turn on Team Navigation. Team Navigation automatically shares all navigation activity with other members in that group. This feature is designed for care teams that share referral or navigation information across their team.

When enabled, Team Navigation automatically shares the following information with other members in that group:

  • Submitted Referrals
  • Submitted Assessments
  • Navigation Notes
  • Goals

If a user is in two groups with team navigation enabled, those actions will be automatically shared to all members in both groups.

 

Creating Groups

To set up groups, Site Admins will click on the clipboard icon on the left menu to open the Groups Dashboard.

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To add a group, click the plus sign on the right. Enter the information about the group and choose the permissions.

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Sharing Favorite Folders and Notes: All groups will automatically allow staff to share favorites and notes with each other. 

Team Navigation is designed for case management teams and other organizations that share referral or navigation information across their teams.

 

Deleting Groups

To delete a Group from the Groups Dashboard, Site Admins will click the checkbox, followed by the trashcan icon. This will delete the Group and remove any users who were in that Group.

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Managing Group Members (Group Manager Functionality)

Site Administrators and Group Managers can edit Group, though what they can edit depends on their role:

Action

Group Manager

Site Admin

Create/add Workers to their Group

Remove Workers from their Group

Assign Group Managers within their Group

Deactivate or lock a User

 

Enable/disable Team Navigation

 

Create or delete a Group

 

Update Group name

 

Update Group description

 

 

Watch this 2 minute video on how group managers can edit and update groups:

To edit a Group, highlight the Group you want to change on the Group Dashboard. Then click the pencil icon at the top of that user preview (you may need to scroll up).

 

Adding Existing Workers to a Group

To add an existing Worker to the Group, choose “Add User”, enter the user’s email address, and click “Add to Group”. To add multiple users, enter multiple addresses separated by a comma.

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If users are already Workers on the site, they will be added to the Group.

If users are not yet Workers on the site, you will be prompted to add them by filling in their required information and clicking “Invite”.

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Users will receive an email to validate their account. Once validated, their Worker’s status will change from pending to active and they will be a part of the Group.

You may also use this feature to add multiple users at once.

Users Overview

Use the User and Group Management tool to create users who are provisioned for your site. Site Administrators will have access to the Users Dashboard where they can provision users to have access to additional tools like Assessments and Guided Search. Site Administrators can provisioned users to team-based groups and allow them to share Favorites and Notes, and even navigation history, with each other.

Group Managers may also manage group membership, but must do so from the Groups Dashboard.

 

Adding Users

To provision your users, click the user icon from the menu on the left to open the User Dashboard.

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Click the + on the right of the User Dashboard which will open a user form. Fill out the contact information for your Authorized User.

 

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From the user form, select "Edit User's Groups" and select the Groups for that user. Then click "Save".

Note: When assigning Groups, they need to be set up in advance from the Group Dashboard.

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Editing Users and Their Groups

To edit a User, highlight the user in on the User Dashboard. Then click the pencil icon at the top of that user preview (you may need to scroll up).

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Once you click the pencil icon, you will see the User form and can make edits to their name, contact information or their groups.

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To edit multiple users, select the check boxes next to the user's first name. From here you can add multiple users to a group by clicking the clipboard in the top right.

 

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Removing Users

To remove a single user, highlight the user in the User Dashboard and click the pencil edit icon (you may need to scroll up). Once the user form is open, there will be a trashcan on the top right. Clicking this will give you options for how you want to deactivate your user.

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Best Practices For Deactivating Users

Lock Account - This is intended for organizations like hospitals, insurance companies, or other organizations where staff all work for the same entity.

Locking account keeps that user's activity, such as referrals, with the organization and shared with any Team Navigation groups, but restricts the user from being able to access it anymore.

Remove Permissions and Deactivate - This is intended for Community platforms where users from multiple entities are using the platform.

When you deactivate a user here, they are no longer a provisioned user for your site. This means that they will no longer be able to see Assessments or Guided Search, and will be removed from any groups so that they may no longer see Team Navigation activities. This also means that you can no longer access the work that they have done including any Team Navigation activities.

They will still be able to log into their account and will retain access to referrals, notes, and favorite folders that they have made on FindHelp.org.

 

User Status Definitions

On the User Dashboard, there is a status for each user:

  • Active users are live provisioned users for that site

  • Pending means that they still need to approve their account either through the email link or by resetting their password.

  • Inactive means that the Site Administrator clicked "Remove Permissions and Deactivate". This removes their provisioned status from the site and removes them from any groups, but they can still log into their account on FindHelp.org and see the activities they've done

  • The lock icon means that the site admin clicked to "lock" their account so that they cannot login again

 

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