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Organic Groups is a tool that is used to create Groups within a Drupal site.

Think of Groups as sub-sites, or microsites, inside of a larger site.

Similar to how the bigger, global site has its own set of roles (manager, architect, author, group user), so does a group.  In OSU Drupal 7, a group's roles are:

  • Group Manager
    • manages users within group
    • can update own user profile
    • can create all group associated content
    • can edit or delete all group content except for Feature Stories
  • Group Author
    • can update own user profile
    • can create all associated content
    • can edit or delete all group content except for Feature Stories
  • Group Member
    • can update own user profile
    • can create, edit, or delete own Biblio and Image Album content
  • Group Affiliate
    • can update own user profile
    • can create, edit, or delete own Biblio and Image Album content

Users who work within a group are limited to content based activities only.