Creating User Crowds

The following instruction explains how to create a new user crowd in Across.

  1. Proceed as follows:
  2. In the module bar on the left, select the menu item Administration > Groups to enter the Groups module.
  3. In order to create new groups and user crowds, click New below the pane on the upper right to start the Group Wizard.
  4. Once the wizard has started, click Next.
  5. Enter a name for the new user crowd and if desired, add a description.
  6. Enable the corresponding option to create a user crowd.

    By means of the option May contain offline users, you can determine whether offline users may be members of the crowd. If yes, a crossWAN packaging template can be selected from the drop-down list. If a template is selected, the respective crossWAN package will automatically be created on the basis of this template when assigning a task to the crowd. If no template is selected, the dialog window for compiling the data for the offline users will be displayed when assigning a task to the crowd.

    The option Do not offer for assignment can be used to determine that a user crowd is not to be listed for the task assignment.

  7. Click Next.
  8. Now determine the languages and, if necessary, the rating with which the crowd is to work.

    When assigning tasks, the crowd will only be offered for the assignment if the source and target languages of the task match those of the crowd.

  9. Click Next.
  10. The selected languages are displayed in an overview.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Select of the user group(s) for which the crowd is to be created, e.g. a crowd of translators and/or correctors.

    To do this, doble-click the desired group(s) or select it/them and click the > button.

  13. Click Next.
  14. To select the users, double-click the respective users that should be part of the user crowd one by one or select them and click the > button.

    Only the users mapped to the respective languages are offered. On the other hand, the users have to be member of all user groups, the crowd is assigned to.

  15. Click Finish to complete setting up the new user crowd.
  16. The new crowd is displayed in the Groups module along with its members.

    A newly created crowd is automatically offered when assigning tasks (e.g. translations). If a crowd is not to be offered for the task assignment, this can be determined in the crowd settings by means of the option Do not offer for assignment.