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Track authors

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Instruqt users with the owner or content creator role can edit tracks by default. But you can also give Instruqt users with the member role edit rights by assigning them as a track author. This is handy when you want to give an Instruqt user the edit right for some specific track or tracks, but not all.

Before you begin

You need to have the owner or content creator role for setting the track authors. Furthermore, if you want to set track authors with Instruqt CLI, you need to have their email addresses with which they are registered as team members.

Add a track author

You can set track authors from Instruqt CLI:
🌐 Web UI
💻 Instruqt CLI
  1. 1.
    Open your browser and go to play.instruqt.com. ↳ Instruqt shows your Content page.
  2. 2.
    Click the track where you want to set track authors. ↳ The Track dashboard page opens.
  3. 3.
    Click the authors' avatars at the top of the page. ↳ The Authors pop-up opens.
  4. 4.
    Click Add author. ↳ Instruqt shows the Add author field.
  5. 5.
    In the Add author field, enter the member's name you want to add. ↳ When you start typing, a list with team members opens.
  6. 6.
    In the Authors list, select the wanted team member. ↳ The selected member is a track author now.
  7. 7.
    Click Close. ↳ The Authors pop-up closes.
  1. 1.
    Open the track.yml file of the track where you want to add a track author.
  2. 2.
    Add the email of the member you want to set as track author to the developers property:
  3. 3.
    Save the track.yml file and push your track to the Instruqt platform:
    instruqt track push
    ↳ The added member is a track author now.

Remove a track author

Setting track authors, of course, also includes removing them. You can also do this from Instruqt CLI:
🌐 Web UI
💻 Instruqt CLI
  1. 1.
    Open your browser and go to play.instruqt.com. ↳ Instruqt shows your Content page.
  2. 2.
    Click the track where you want to set track authors. ↳ The Track dashboard page opens.
  3. 3.
    Click the authors' avatars at the top of the page. ↳ The Authors pop-up opens.
  4. 4.
    Hover over the track author you want to remove until the
    button shows up.
  5. 5.
    Click
    to remove the track author.
  6. 6.
    Click Close. ↳ The Authors pop-up closes.
  1. 1.
    Open the track.yml file of the track where you want to remove a track author.
  2. 2.
    Delete the whole line of the member you want to remove as track author from the developers property:
    ↓
  3. 3.
    Save the track.yml file and push your track to the Instruqt platform:
    instruqt track push
    ↳ The removed member is no longer a track author now.
You have got everything under control! Do you also want to control who can play your tracks? Then check the topic Create track invites.