What are the different roles for people in channels?

In a business subscription channel, there are three roles: owner, contributor, and member. In addition, plan admins and team managers have certain privileges in a channel--for example, setting a channel as a company-wide channel--that non-admin channel owners and contributors don't have access to. Here's a quick glance at what each role can do with a channel:


MemberContributor
Owner
Team Manager
Plan Admin
How many?
multiple
multiple
1


Change channel ownership
No
No
Yes


Promote others to contributor
No
Yes
Yes
No; only if channel contributor
No; only if channel contributor
Add & remove members
No*
Yes
Yes
No; only if channel contributor
No; only if channel contributor
Add & remove content
No
Yes
Yes


Edit channel name & description
No
Yes
Yes


Delete channel
No
No
Yes


Change channel privacy settings
No
No
Yes


Leave channel
Yes
Yes
No


Enable company channels for plan





Yes
Set a channel to display in Company Channels
No
No; only if plan admin or team manager
No; only if plan admin or team manager
Yes
Yes
View channels analytics
No
No; only if plan admin or team manager
No; only if plan admin or team manager
Yes, only for team members
Yes, all channels


* -- Any learner can copy and share the channel link with others. Others in the company can join the channel once they have the link to it, unless the privacy setting of the channel is set to Private - Just me.

Notes on channels roles:

  • When a learner leaves the plan, their history will be removed from channels analytics. If they rejoin or are re-added to the plan, their progress data will be restored.
  • Plan admins and team managers don't need a Pluralsight license to create a channel. While they can't watch the content, plan admins and team managers can create a channel; view channels analytics; add both content, learners, contributors to the channel; and remove both content, learners, and contributors from the channel, without a Pluralsight license.