Companies may require the management of teams by categorizing them, in order for easier segmentation. Based on parameters such as geographies, Business Unit, Domains, etc.

This can be done by navigating to any team and then categorizing them. You can add a category while creating either group or a project, as well from the group/project view page.

Steps to create and assign categories to a group/project:

Here is a video on how to assign category to a group or project while in group/project creation:

Here is a video on how to create category on group/project listing page:

Note: Expect for Department, while categories can be assigned to Groups or Projects in MangoApps. Department names are implicitly coined as categories. Meaning a department is also a category and you can assign a Group/Project to it.

How do I specify who can manage team categories in MangoApps?

One can specify who can manage team categories in MangoApps through the admin portal. Below are the steps to specify who can manage team categories.

1. Login to MangoApps

2. Navigate to Admin Portal > Modules > Groups/Project

3. Click on Three Dots (Manage Settings)

4. Click on ‘Manage Settings’ or ‘Group Settings’ pop-up window. You can check one of the following to to enable specific functionality.

a. Permission for new group creation can be given to I) Any Network user II) Only Network Admin or III) Network Admins and Users with Creator Role.

b. Allow group admins to delete their groups – If this setting is checked, then group admins will see a delete action in the group tools.

c. Allow creation of secret groups in the domain – If turned off, even network users will not be able to create a secret group.

d. Only network admins can create group categories – When checked, only network admin can create new categories. Any user however can still assign a category to an existing group.

Visibility of ‘Manage Categories’ button on the user portal has a dependency on 4 (a). Refer the following table on what drives visibility of ‘Manage Categories’ button on the User Portal UI:

Sl No. Permission to create a new group Only network admins can create group categories Result
1. Any Network User Checked  Only Network admins will be able to view ‘Manage Categories’ under ‘Gear’ button.
2. Any Network User Unchecked Any network user will be able view ‘Manage Categories’ under ‘Gear’ button.
3. Only Network Admins Checked Only Network admins will be able to view ‘Manage Categories’ under ‘Gear’ button.
4. Only Network Admins Unchecked Network admins will be able to view ‘Manage Categories’ under ‘Gear’ button.
5. Network Admins and Users with Creator Role Checked Only Network admins will be able to view ‘Manage Categories’ under ‘Gear’ button.
6. Network Admins and Users with Creator Role Unchecked Both Network admins and user with creator role will be able to view ‘Manage Categories’ under ‘Gear’ button.

e. Tag is required while group creation – Enabling this will ensure that at least one tag is provided during the creation of new group/project.

f. Category required when creating group – Enabling this will ensure that at least one category is provided during the creation of new group/project.

Here is a video to demonstrate how these settings can be changed through the admin portal: