Control what others see in CN Post

CN Post, sometimes referred to as CourseNetworking, includes members from various schools and universities; anyone in the world may also create an account. Therefore, if you create an account, some information about you may be visible to virtually anyone.

On this page:

Profile information

The first time you access the CN Post tool from within Canvas, you'll be prompted to create an account on the CN.

When you create your account, you'll be assigned a CN Number, consisting of your initials followed by a number. This serves as your username within the CN. If you create your account through a Canvas site that has been linked to the CN, your full name will be associated with your account automatically, and your IU email address will be set as your primary email address within the CN. You can edit both your name and your primary email address in your profile.

You can control the visibility of most information in your profile. To do so:

  1. In CN Post, from the top left corner of the page, click the more options icon ( The more options icon in CN Post ).
  2. Click the edit (pencil) icon next to your name.
  3. In the profile page that opens, drop-down menus for visibility will be available from the right side of each available section (for example, "Badges").

    For each item, select from the following:

    • Public: All CN members
    • Classmates: Classmates in all your CN courses
    • Instructors: Instructors of all your CN courses
    • Only Me: Only you
You cannot restrict the visibility of your name, your current location (USA vs. another country), or your current school.

Information you post

Each time you create a post, event, or poll, you can set its visibility to determine who will see it. Choose from:

  • Visible to This Course: Only members of the course you're posting from
  • Visible to This Course and Global Classmates: Members of the course you're posting from and any member of a course within the same subject category
  • Visible to This Course and My Other Courses: Members of the course you're posting from and whichever of your other courses you select. Once something is posted to multiple sites, members of all those sites can participate in a joint discussion.
  • Visible to Course Groups: Only members from selected course groups; this option is not available unless the instructor has assigned course members to groups.
  • Only Me (Edit Later): Only you
  • Visible from Linked Task Only: The visibility of the post, poll, event, ClassCast, or quiz will follow the visibility setting of the linked task.
When you answer a poll, the person who created the poll determines who can see the results, including whether or not your name will be visible along with your answer. See Create a poll in CN Post.

This is document bcxi in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2019-07-02 12:26:25.