The question comes up on occasion, Why can’t my Seminar Hosts create seminar rooms?
The answer is that they actually can create seminar rooms, but setting the correct permissions for them to do so is not intuitive; Connect administrators may need to set the additional permissions in Connect Central and the workflow is semitransparent at best. There is a minor intermittent bug that may be the source of some confusion if not chagrin. Let’s examine the workflow.
As an Administrator, create a typical account with just Meeting and Seminar Host permissions to test:
Log in with the account that only has Meeting & Seminar Host permissions and this is what you may see in the Shared Seminars directory. There is no ability to create a Seminar and the Seminar license is not viewable:
If you switch back to the administrative account log-in, you will see the Seminar license sub-directories:
Resetting the permissions on the Seminar license sub-folder using the to “Reset to Parent” button in the Connect Central GUI has no effect on the permissions. You must manually add the folder permissions to the Seminar license sub-folder instead of using the “Reset to Parent” option:
Once the Seminar license sub-folder permissions are manually edited, the Seminar Host is able to view and manage the Seminars including the ability to create new Seminar rooms under the Seminar license sub-folder:
The workaround is very easy so this is a low priority bug and we will address it in a future release. At the time of the writing this tech-note, the shipping Connect release is 9.3.1.d.