Teams are a way to easily manage groups of users for the purposes of project access, communication, and challenge participation. In this guide you will learn how to:
A listing of all
Teams to which you belong is available on the Teams tab of your Profile Page, which can be accessed by clicking your name in the top right corner.
From your Profile Page, which can be accessed by clicking your name in the top right corner, click on the Teams tab as seen below.
Enter a team name in the dialog box and click Create Team. If the team name already exists, you will be prompted to enter a new team name.
Team is created, you will be taken to the
Team page, where you can invite members, change settings, edit or delete the
Team. By default, the user creating the
Team is the Team Manager, the user with permissions to perform these changes. The Team Manager may designate additional Team Managers by changing the setting next to the users’ name.
Teams for which you are a Team Manager, you may invite or delete
Team members and edit
Team settings, from the
Team page. The Tools menu button in the upper right corner of the page will provide tasks you can perform for managing a
Using the Invite Users option, you can find and invite registered Synapse users to join your
Team. You can search by Synapse user name, or, if the user has entered, their first and last name. Users will be sent an email indicating they have been invited to join the
Team and must confirm the invitation prior to being included.
You can also invite users by email - just enter the email of the person whom you want to invite. They will recieve an email indicating they have been invited to join the
Team and must confirm the invitation prior to being included. If they have a Synapse account associated with the email address, they will be able to log in and join the
Team. If they do not have a Synapse account associated with the email address, they will be prompted to create one prior to joining the
You may also remove team members by clicking the Remove button next to a member, or promote additional team members to Team Manager, by clicking the option list below the member.
Using this option, you can edit the
Team name, the
Team description, the
Team icon, and change
Team settings. This includes allowing users to join the team without a Team Manager’s permission (the default is to require Team Manager’s permission). You can also change team email preferences. This setting can allow Synapse users who are not in the
Team to email the
Team. See the section below “Communications and Project Permissions” for more information about team emails.
Use the Delete Team option to delete all references to the
Team. If a
Team has Synapse content shared with it (see “Communications and Project Permissions” below), the
Team cannot be deleted.
You may search for Synapse
Teams using the Search All Teams button on the Teams tab of your User Profile Page. You may also search
Teams using the general search box in the header of each Synapse page by prefacing the search with @ (e.g. @PCBC), or use the Team Search Page.
Teams to which you do not belong, you may view the team members and contact information, as well as request to join the
Team via the Request to Join Team button on the
Use the Leave Team option to be removed from a
Team. If you want to re-join the
Team, you may need the Team Manager’s permission to join.
You may search among team members by name or Synapse user name using the search box on the upper right side of the
Team has an email address which can be used to message the team members. This address is found on the team page. Each team member will be reached at the email address they have registered with Synapse.
You may use
Teams to manage Sharing Settings on
Projects. From the Share button you may add
Teams in addition to individuals. Each member of the
Team will receive the Sharing Setting specified for the
When participating in a Challenge, you may submit solutions as an individual or as a
Team must be registered with the challenge, which can be done by clicking the Register a Team button, typically on the Forming a Team page on the challenge wiki. When submitting a
File to a challenge from the Web Client, you will be given the option to submit the
File as part of a
Team. You will then be asked to select from the registered
Teams of which you are a member, or register an existing
Team with the challenge, and to verify which team members contributed to the solution. Note that only members who have already registered with the challenge may be selected.
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