Site feature 'Network Updates' should be enabled to show Network Update and dashboard panel - network panel should be enabled for learner then only panel appears on learner's dashboard.
Dashboard - Network update panel
Shows updates from user's enrolled groups and enrolled course sessions, if updates are enabled in groups and CS. Updates include various type of activities happening in a group or course session like - Article/file/link/News Added in a group, Forum topic posted/replied and Status updates.
There are 3 levels of updates
- User Updates
- Group Updates
- Course Session Updates.
Dashboard - network update panel can be customized as read only so that users can't post update/comment from dashboard panel. For that add site custom property NETWORK_UPDATES_READONLY=true in site details customization tab.
Dashboard panel view with read only setting -
User Updates :
A user can post update from dashboard Network update panel (If not configured as read only) or from profile activity tab.
User Update Visibility - Users updates appears on user profile - Activities tab. If user has made profile public and Activity tab is visible then other users can view profile and status updates.
Group Updates -
Forum - Topics posted / replied
Topic posted or replied updates appears on group members dashboard network update panel. If group setting 'Learners can add forum posts' is enabled, Learners can also create new topics.
Resources - Added
Updates about new resources added appears on network updates panel, If group setting "Learners can add/edit resources' is enabled learners are also allowed to add/edit resources.
Polls - Created
Update about new poll created and a link to open poll is posted in network updates panel on group members dashboard.
Group - Update [ Feature Comment ]
If comment is enabled in group settings, Users can post updates in a group using group overview - Share update panel.
Group Updates appear on group members dashboard and group overview page.
Non Private Group -
- If setting '
- if setting 'Allow non group members to post comment' is also enabled then non group members can post comments from group overview page.
Course Session Updates -
Forum, Resources, Polls and Comments can be enabled at course session level also. All enrolled members of course session can use these features for collaboration.
Learners permissions can be controlled -
Course Session Updates :
If course session updates feature is enabled in a course session. A Session Update panel appears in course session overview page. Updates posted from CS overview page appears on course session's members dashboard network update panel. ( if learner's permission - hide updates is not enabled). Learners can post updates also if permission setting is enabled.
Users can rate and comment on update.
If CS forum is enabled - Course session members can create and reply forum posts. Add/Reply topic notifications appears on course session member's dashboard network update panel and posts can be accessed in CS forum tab. Learners can rate forum posts.
Notification about new resources added is posted on course session members dashboard, and course session overview updates section. Learners can also add resources if permission is enabled.
Notification about new poll created and a link to open poll is posted in network updates panel on Course Session members dashboard.
A filter is provided to filter updates on activity types, Rating is allowed on notifications and Comments are allowed on Course Session updates.
How to delete a post
Site admin or the person who created the post can delete it. In update panel on mouse over a red cross option option appears to delete the post.