Manage collaborations

As the collaboration host, you can manage the workspaces, guest organizations, and details of your collaborations. Collaboration hosts can edit the properties of their collaborations or delete a collaboration entirely. The host can also add additional workspaces to existing collaborations. Instructions for these tasks are below.

Edit a collaboration

Edit your collaboration to change any of the following properties:

  • Collaboration Name
  • Description of the collaboration
  • Full name of the contact person for the collaboration host
  • Email address of the contact person
  • Collaborated content deletion policy when removing a workspace or collaboration

To edit a collaboration, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. In the table, locate the name of the collaboration you want to edit, click the Action button drop-down arrow, and choose Edit Collaboration.
  5. In the Edit Collaboration window, do the following:
    • Enter a collaboration Name.
    • Enter a Description of the collaboration.
    • Enter the Full name of the contact person for the collaboration host.
    • Enter an Email address of the contact person.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Under Items sent from my organization, specify what will happen to collaboration items sent from your organization when a collaboration or any of its workspaces are deleted. You have the following two options:
    • Remove from participants
    • Let participants decide
  8. Under Items received by my organization, specify what will happen to collaboration items received in your organization when a collaboration or any of its workspaces are deleted. You have the following two options:
    • Remove from my organization
    • Keep if permitted by contributing participants
  9. Note:

    The content deletion policy is configured at the collaboration level and is applied to all associated collaboration workspaces.

  10. Click Save.

Edit host contact person

To edit the contact person for your collaboration, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. In the table, click the name of the collaboration you want to edit, and click the Edit button next to the Contact Person in the collaboration summary.
  5. Edit the Full name of the contact person and the Email address of the contact person options and click Save.

Delete a collaboration

You can delete a collaboration by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. In the table, locate the name of the collaboration you want to delete, click the Action button drop-down arrow, and choose Delete Collaboration.
  5. Once the Delete Collaboration window appears, select Delete Collaboration to delete the collaboration.

Edit a collaboration workspace

You can change the group linked to a collaboration workspace, as well as edit the Name and Description options of the workspace, by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration whose workspaces you want to view.
  5. In the table, locate the name of the workspace you want to edit, click the Action button drop-down arrow, and choose Edit Workspace.
  6. Once the Edit Workspace window appears, edit the Workspace Name and Workspace Description options. Click Next.
  7. Optionally, create a group or choose a different existing group to link to the workspace and click Next.
  8. Keep the If unable to share as copies share as references option checked to automatically share feature layers or views as references if an error occurs when attempting to share them as copies. If you uncheck this option, feature layers and views will not be shared if an error occurs. You are unable to update the default sharing method (either References or Copies), as this is set when the collaboration is created. Click Next.
  9. If you are the collaboration host administrator, you will see the option to change how guest organizations access the collaboration workspace. Optionally choose the new access mode from the drop-down menu, and click Save.
  10. You can also edit guest organization access by clicking the name of a workspace in the list of workspaces for the collaboration. You will see the guest organization access mode and can choose a new one from the drop-down menu.

Add a collaboration workspace

You can add additional workspaces to a collaboration by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration where you will add a workspace.
  5. Click Create Workspace.
  6. Provide a name and description for the collaboration workspace, and click Next.
  7. Choose the group that will be linked to the workspace. This can be an existing group, or you can create a group for this purpose. A group can only be linked to one collaboration workspace.
    • If you create a group, it will be a private group in which all group members can contribute content to the group. You can change the status and contribution settings after the group has been created, if necessary. See Create groups for more information about these settings. When you create a group for a collaboration, you must specify tags for the group to proceed.
    • If you choose to link an existing group, the drop-down menu shows a list of all the groups in the organization, including private groups.
  8. Choose the access mode from the drop-down menu for each collaboration guest, and click Save.

Guest organization administrators receive a notification that a new collaboration workspace has been added.

Delete a collaboration workspace

You can delete a collaboration workspace by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration that contains the workspace you want to delete.
  5. In the table, locate the name of the collaboration workspace you want to delete, click the Action button drop-down arrow, and choose Delete Workspace.
  6. In the Delete Workspace window, click Delete Workspace.

View collaboration participants

You can view the list of other participants by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration that contains the participants you want to view.

    The Workspaces page displays a list of workspaces in the collaboration and your group linked to the workspace, along with the access mode and status.

  5. Click View Guests.

On the collaboration Guests page, collaboration host administrators can choose Invite Guest to invite new guest organizations to the collaboration.

Accept a guest organization's response

You can accept a guest organization's response to collaboration invitations by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click View Guests.
  5. Click the name of the collaboration containing the participants you want to see.
  6. On the collaboration Guests page, if a guest organization response has not yet been imported into the collaboration, its Status will be listed as Invitation Pending. To accept a guest organization, click the Action button drop-down arrow for the guest's entry in the table, and choose Accept Guest Organization.
  7. In the Accept Guest Organization window, browse to the invitation response file you received from the guest organization, and click Accept Guest Organization.

The administrators in the collaboration receive a notification that a new guest organization has joined.

Edit a guest organization's information or access mode

You can change guest organizations' contact information and access mode by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click View Guests.
  5. Click the name of the collaboration containing the guest organization you want to edit.
  6. On the collaboration Guests page, if a guest organization's Status is listed as Active, you can edit its details and access mode. To edit a guest organization, click the Action button drop-down arrow for the guest's entry in the table, and choose Edit Guest Organization.
  7. In the Edit Guest Organization window, optionally edit the contact information and choose a new access mode from the drop-down menu, and click Save.

Guest organization administrators receive a notification if their access mode changes.

Reissue an invitation

If an invitation to collaborate has been lost or has expired, you can reissue an invitation by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click View Guests.
  5. Click the name of the collaboration with the invitation you want to reissue.
  6. On the collaboration Guests page, if a guest organization response has not yet been imported into the collaboration, its Status will be listed as Invitation Pending. To reissue an invitation for a guest, click the Action button drop-down arrow for the guest's entry in the table, and choose Reissue Invitation.
  7. In the Reissue Invitation window, click Reissue Invitation.

Remove an invitation to collaborate

If you no longer want to establish trust with an organization, you can remove an invitation to collaborate by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration with the invitation you want to remove.
  5. Click View Guests.
  6. On the collaboration Guests page, if a guest organization's response has not yet been imported into the collaboration, its Status will be listed as Invitation Pending. To remove an invitation for a guest organization, click the Action button drop-down arrow for the guest's entry in the table, and choose Remove Invitation.
  7. In the Remove Invitation window, click Remove Invitation.

Any existing invitation files for the guest organization will be invalidated. If a guest organization accepts the invitation and sends a response file, the response file will be invalid.

Remove a guest organization from a collaboration

Once a collaboration host has accepted a guest organization into a collaboration, they can remove the guest organization from the collaboration by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration with the guest organization you want to remove.
  5. Click View Guests.
  6. On the collaboration Guests page, if a guest organization's Status is listed as Active, you can remove it from the collaboration. To remove a guest organization, click the Action button drop-down arrow for the guest's entry in the table, and choose Remove Guest Organization.
  7. In the Remove Guest Organization window, click Remove Guest Organization.

View synchronization status

You can view the synchronization status for each collaboration participant by completing the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the host (ArcGIS Online) organization as a member with administrative privileges to manage the organization's collaborations.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Collaborations on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the name of the collaboration you want to view.
  5. Click the name of the collaboration workspace for which you want to view the synchronization status.
  6. On the collaboration workspace summary page, each guest organization's synchronization status is indicated with an icon. Hover over the icon to view the latest synchronization status. Possible status states are as follows:
    • Succeeded—The synchronization of all items completed successfully.
    • Succeeded with Failures—The synchronization completed, but some items failed to be shared.
    • Failed—The synchronization failed, and no items were shared. Click Failed to view more details.
    Note:

    The synchronization status is not available for guest organizations using ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 or 10.5.1. These organizations will have a status of Not Available.

  7. To view synchronization details for a guest organization, click the synchronization button.

    A pop-up provides further details for scheduled syncs.

    • Last Sync—The date and time of the most recently scheduled synchronization.
    • Status—The state of the most recently scheduled synchronization. Possible status states are as follows:
      • Succeeded—The synchronization of all items completed successfully.
      • Succeeded with Failures—The synchronization completed, but some items failed to be shared.
      • Failed—The synchronization failed, and no items were shared. Click Failed for additional details.