Creating a Community in Elentra


This article demonstrates how to create a community in Elentra.



Communities in Elentra

Any user can set up a community to provide a space to share documents, online discussions, etc. It can be set up as protected and only accessed by authenticated users and can even be configured to require registration or not. A community would be most appropriate for a school committee, student work group, or social group. By default, it just has a home page, but users can add announcements, discussions, document sharing, etc.


1. Visit Elentra, and click Login with SSO (Single-sign on).

2. Click on the Communities tab.

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3. Click the blue Create a Community button.

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4. Choose an appropriate category for your community.

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5. Enter the following information for the Community details:

    a. Name

    b. Keywords

    c. Description

    d. Shortname: This will be part of the community URL. Once you set the shortname, the URL can not be changed.

    e. Type

    f. Template: Select the “Your University” template

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6. Select the types of community pages you want associated with your community.

    a. In a generic community the only page included is a home page. You can select or deselect additional types.

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7. Set the Community Permissions.

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8. Click Create.

    a. You will redirected to the community where you can manage all of your pages. 

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