Roles in events, worlds, groups, and in AltspaceVR

Roles are like the ‘Credits’ at the end of a movie. There’s the Executive Producer, the Director, the Actors, and even crowd control. They're all in charge of something different, all with an important role to play.

Roles in events

You’ll need to create your event first, then add the roles after. Once you’ve created your event on the website, select EDIT to open up the Contextual Roles Add User button. This is where you add AltspaceVR usernames to give out roles for your event.

Event Creator Roles

When you create an event, you automatically get access to the admin, host, and moderator Roles:

  • Admin

    • All event management tools via the website. You can Edit, End Event, Set to Draft, Re-Import World, Duplicate Event, Delete Event and Add as Main Event (Public events only).
    • Enables World Editor in your event: Environment Clipping, Toggle Flight, Toggle Environment, Edit Mode, and Editor Panel.
  • Host

    • Enables Host Tools in your event: Toggle Mute-All, Message All, Amplify My Voice, Go On-Air (FrontRow events only), Toggle Stage Blocker, and Host Panel.
  • Moderator

    • Enables you to Mute, Message, or Kick users from your event by either using the buttons on that avatar’s nametag or by using the Host Tools/Host Panel/Guests/Select Guest to do the same.

Contextual Roles

Available when you edit your event:

Role Permissions
Host* All the same abilities as Host above, including Host Tools
Megaphone Only Gives that user access to Host Tools but only Amplify My Voice
Moderator ^ Same as the event creator moderator role
Pilot Adds flight capabilities for that individual. NOTE: Must enable this in Settings/Input/Fly
Terraformer Adds the World Editor button to their interface

Note

^ = Anyone with these roles is able to enter the event early by going to Events/My Events/YourEvent. This is great for tech checks and rehearsals!

Mid-Event Role Promotion

Anyone with the Host Role can assign roles to users that are in your event, during your event, using Host Tools/Host Panel/Guests/Select Guest:

  • Make Host: Gives that user the Host Role for the rest of the event.
  • Make Moderator: Gives that user the Moderator Role for the rest of the event.

Adding More Admins To Your Event

You can add other users as Admins to help you manage your event. Perhaps you're already busy Hosting your event, they can help add roles, start/end times, or descriptions of your event. Be careful as they can edit anything on your event web page, including Delete Event, so make sure you trust any Admins you’re adding.

To add an Admin:

  1. Edit your event
  2. Select Advanced Options. then look under the Advanced section for Admins
  3. Click Add User and add their username.

Note

This only gives them the Admin role, if you want them to have any other roles (Host, Moderator) these need to be added like normal under Contextual Roles.

Giving Everyone In Your Event A Role

Some events benefit when all users can have super powers! For example, if your event is in a large area you might want everyone to have the ability to Fly and Amplify My Voice so you can all hear each other from far away. To add this, edit your event, click Advanced Options and under the In VR section is Default Contextual Roles. Roll over the green circle for all the roles you can add. For the example above you’d add: megaphone_only, pilot.

Note

Each person must enable this in Settings/Input/Fly.

Roles in worlds

You’ll need to create your World first, then add the roles after. Once you’ve created your World on the website, click the EDIT button, that will open up the Contextual Roles ‘Add User’ button. This is where you add AltspaceVR usernames to give out roles for your World.

World Creator Roles

When you create a World, you automatically get the following Roles:

  • Admin

    • All World management tools via the website. You can Edit, View: Diagnostics – Objects – Template - Backups, Delete, and Feature My World.
  • Moderator

    • Enables you to Mute, Message, or Kick users from your World by either using the buttons on that avatar’s nametag or by using the Host Tools/Host Panel to do the same

Contextual Roles

Available when you edit your World:

Role Permissions
Megaphone Only Gives that user access to Host Tools but only Amplify My Voice
Moderator Same as the world creator moderator role
Musical Performer Better quality audio for singers or musicians playing instruments
Pilot Adds flight capabilities for that individual. NOTE: Must enable this in Settings/Input/Fly
Host Same as the world creator host role
Terraformer Adds the World Editor button to their interface

Adding More Admins To Your World

Edit your World, click Advanced Options then look under the Advanced section for Admins, click Add User and add their username.

Note

This only gives them the Admin role, if you want them to have any other roles (Host, Moderator) these need to be added like normal under Contextual Roles.

Roles in groups

You won’t be adding Host or Moderator roles to a Group but you're able to add Admins to help you organize your Group. Be careful as they can edit your Group, including Delete, so make sure you trust any Admins you’re adding.

Adding More Admins To Your Group

You’ll need to create your Group first, then add Admins after. Once you’ve created your Group on the website, click the EDIT button, scroll down and you’ll see the Admins Add User button where you can add usernames.

Roles in AltspaceVR

  • Early Access Program: The Early Access Program gives you access to the latest features that are still in development. Many World-Building, Moveable Menus, and Groups features are only available to users who are in Early Access and so here's how you can opt in: What is the Early Access Program?

  • Worlds Beta: In the AltspaceVR app, open up Menu / Settings / Enable Worlds Beta to activate. This will enable the WORLDS (BETA) tab in your main menu to let you access your Worlds.

  • Community Helper: Vote-to-Suspend, Access to the Community Helpers channel in the AltspaceVR Discord server and Early access to certain community announcements. More details on how you can become a Community Helper: Community Helper Program