Adding Web Admins, Global Web Admins, Content Managers

Adding Web Admins, Global Web Admins, Content Managers

Add site web admin and/or content managers

  1. From the Group Admin page/dashboard, click the "Group" tab at the top of the page.
  2. Click "Add people."
  3. In the User name box, start typing the username of the desired group member. The system will auto-complete the username as you type. If the user is not in the system, it means they have not yet logged into the system at all. Having them log on would be the best way to ensure they are added.
  4. Leave the settings of Membership state as Active and Membership type as Default and click "Add users."
  5. From the main group screen, click People, to manage the group members.
  6. Place a checkbox next to the web admin usernames.
  7. In the dropdown menu, select Add a role to the selected users-->Content creator and click Update.
    • Note: You would select Content moderator should you ever need to set up a user to approve content for a group


  8. Go back out to the group admin page/dashboard for the group in which you're adding the web admin.
  9. In the right column, you should see a list of group members. The new member should be in this list. Click on the username.
  10. Go to the "Roles" tab on the user page.
  11. Click "webadmin_2" (or webadmin_1 or webadmin_3 depending on the role) and save.

Set up a Global Web Admin

The primary user of the Global Web Admin role will be student workers assigned to the Web team. They will need to have access to edit all sites, but their access will not be at an administrative level. Rather, they will have the same access as the web admin for each group.

  1. There are several ways to get to the user management page.
    • From the administrative home page, new system members will be listed in the left bar. Click on the user you'd like to update.
    • Alternatively, you can use the following URL: where username is the individual's St. Kate's username (i.e. slrosso, dbcasper).
  2. Once on the user page, click "Edit" from the top admin tabs. 
  3. Under "Roles" click "global_webmom" and save.
  4. Once the user is a Global Web Admin, we need to give them permissions so that they will be able to access and edit all of the sites within the system. In order to do this, we need to visit the "Global Web Admins" group. To get to this group, go to your User Dashboard (bottom nav links) and click on the "Global Web Admins" group under "All Sites" (alternatively, you may visit
  5. Once on the group admin page, click the "Group" tab on the admin tabs at the top of the page.
  6. Click "Add People."
  7. Start typing the username of the new global web admin until the full username appears in the box. Click "Add users."
  8. Return to the "Group" tab on the admin group page and click "People."
  9. Place a checkmark next to the new user's username, and select "Add a role to selected users --> Content creator" from the Update Options dropdown menu and click update.
  10. The new global web admin should now have permission to edit any site.