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About Content Groups

Content groups allow individuals or organizations to work together to provide quality content for people learning their language. This helps language learners who need to know that content has been either created or approved by someone. Group members can create content and publish it in the group's name.

Why create a content group?
Language learners want to know who created the pronunciation exercises they will use to improve their language skills. Accent and vocabulary can vary greatly and learners want to know that they are practicing with appropriate content.

How do learners choose a content group?
Language learners can select a content group by clicking on the Select content group link on the home page. Their searches will be limited to content created by the group.

Content group or subscription?
Content groups and subscriptions are similar in that the content acquires the credibility of the person or organization that created it. Subscriptions owners can limit access to their content. A language teacher or school would benefit from a subscription.

A content group can identify itself with a specific goal. These include language preservation, literacy and immigrant training. Categories help potential members understand the group's goals.

Language and accent
A content group can promote one or more languages. The content group can also choose to promote a specific accent. For example, a content group could promote "Canadian" or "International" English. The group administrators can choose an existing accent or create a new one.

Who can see the content?
All content created by group members is available to anyone who uses Chuala. A person who "selects" the group only sees content created by the group.

Primary and secondary contact
A content group is created and managed by a primary contact. This person creates the group and assigns content creation rights to other users. The primary contact can also designate another group member as secondary contact. The secondary contact has the same rights as the primary contact.

Content group membership
Administrators should only assign group membership to content creators. Language learners who want to see the group's content can select the group before searching for content. Each contributor is assigned creation privileges for one or more languages.

How to join a content group
Only registered Chuala users can become group members. The user logs in and then requests membership in a specific group. One of the group administrators then approves or denies the request.

What is the difference between logged in, signed in and select?
- A user logs in to Chuala to create content.
- They can then sign in to a content group to create content for the group.
- A user selects a content group to limit the search to content
created by a specific content group.