Within the admin area of Stream, administrators can set some organisation-wide settings.
Note: Any organisation level settings are default settings, but will be overwritten by lower-level settings of the same type. e.g. user language settings will overwrite the organisation default language for that specific user, or organisation default course images will be overwritten by course specific images.
Admin Area > Settings
Name & Language Settings
The organisation name will be seen by users across Stream as well as on password and username reset emails.
The organisation language setting is the default language used, unless the language is superseded by specific language settings.
One such setting might be when a user set's their profile language to another language, which will then translate Stream, for them only, into whichever language they selected.
The welcome message is the main set of block of text that users see on the home page upon logging into your Stream. This can be set as simple text introductions or contain embedded videos and images that can be used to help define your organisation and what you want users to learn when using Stream.
This setting can be enabled if you want users to be able to register to your Stream organisation without their details being set up by an admin.
They can then do this by selecting the "New here?" link underneath the login fields which will then take the user to a separate page where they will be asked to enter the following details before being allowed to register.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Group (Optional)
Require Email Verification will remove the password fields when registering. The user must open a link sent by email to set their password.
Note: Just because your Stream allows Public Registration, this doesn’t automatically give users the right to view each course within your organisation. On a course-by-course basis, you can make courses public or secret, elect to allow users to self-enrol to the course, or to deny this privilege.
Default Game Settings
Stream awards Experience Points (XP) for actions to encourage engagement and social interactions. In the organisation settings you can set some course gamification settings that will be used by default when you create a new course, unless you specify otherwise. These include:
- XP gained from viewing an object.
- Enabling/disabling commenting.
- XP gained from commenting on an object.
- XP gained from contributing content.
- The time required viewing an object before you are rewarded XP.
To learn more about game settings, visit our article here.
Leaderboard Opt Out will cause users to be hidden from the course leader boards by default.
- Anonymous will replace their name on the leader board with "Anonymous User"
- Hidden will not show any entry for the user on the leaderboard
Users can opt back in to leader boards through their profile.
Image and Theme Settings
Stream offers you the ability to brand a number of areas of the user interface. From Organisation settings you can set your main organisation images such as your banner, logo, background and login image. You can also set your default course and user images which can then be changed individually for each course and user.
Furthermore, you can also adjust the colour scheme that is used throughout your Stream experience in the Theming area. Here you can change the primary, secondary and tertiary colours which are used for object headers, button colours and more.
For more information on how to brand your Stream, click here.
Open Badges are a great way of granting users an easily verifiable digital award that they can take with them when they complete a course. This can be used in their learning profiles as detailed evidence of what they learned, when they learned it and whom their awarding body was.
Badges work in a similar way to a certificate, but with a smaller footprint and are much more visually identifiable, especially at a glance. For more information on badges, click here.
If you are planning to award Open Badges, the Award Issuer URL should be entered.
If this field is left blank then it will default to http://curatr3.com, however if you wish to change it to your own unique issuer URL then you should type it into the field below.
Stream users can be organised into groups to simplify user management. For example, members of the sales force could be in a Sales Team group and added as a group to sales training courses. By allowing Linked Groups within your organisation, you can automatically enrol new users to the courses that their group is linked to.
The Group/Course Enrolments default checkbox shown below is checked by default, as it assumes that anybody who is added to a group should also be enrolled to any linked courses. Uncheck this box if you do not want this to be the case.
This option is particularly useful when used with the Public Registration feature, allowing you to set new users with content from the second they create an account. For example, a group admin could link a group with introductory courses to get people started in Stream, then new users that are registering an account can select this group, automatically enrolling to those courses the group is linked to.
To learn more about linked groups, visit the article here.
Terms and Conditions
Your organisations terms and conditions can be set in the the last tab in your organisation settings. If you have content in your Terms and Conditions, this will be visible to users in their user dropdown menu in the top-right corner of the page.
Additionally you can choose to enable or disable whether your users have to accept your Terms and Conditions before they can use Stream. This will appear to users as soon as they log into Stream, or if they are already using Stream when this is enabled, the next time they visit another page or refresh the page they are on.
Finally, whenever your terms and conditions are updated (and requiring users to accept your terms and conditions is enabled), users will be prompted to to read and accept them again before they can continue using Stream, whether they are just logging in or they are logged in already.