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Configure Advanced Settings: Observations


To configure the advanced settings for the Project level Observations tool.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions: 'Admin' on the project's Observations tool.



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  1. Navigate to the Project level Observations tool.
  2. Click the orange Configure settings  icon.
  3. Select which configuration page you would like to view on the right.
Project Observation Settings
  • When you first click on Configure observation settings..., you will be presented with the Project Observation Settings page.

    • Observations Private by Default: Mark the checkbox next to "Observations Private by Default" to have each new observation created in the tool be automatically set to be hidden from everyone except those users on the distribution list, the assignee, and creator, and Observation tool 'Admin' users.
    • Observations will be due in: Set the default date for observations created in the future. In the example above, new observations will be due 8 days from the observation's creation date.
    • Default Distribution: Set the default list of person(s) who will be added to the distribution list of each future observation. These people will receive update emails when the observation's status changes or when someone leaves a comment on the observation they're listed under.
Permissions Table
  1. Click the Permissions Table page in the right sidebar.

  2. Set each user's permission for the Observations tool according to your preferences.  

    1. green-check.png Access
  3. For a list of what users can do at each permission level in Observations, see the Permissions Matrix.
    • In the example screenshot below, the user is a Project level 'Admin' user who has 'Admin' permissions on all Project level tools. The permissions of a project 'Admin' cannot be edited.

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