Channels allow you to define a number of things about your Project, such as how much of your Project is sent for post-editing, depending on each segment's QES score, how long the Project is retained after being launched, and which Editors/Reviewers it is broadcast to for post-editing or review.
The Channels tab is where you can create and manage your Channels. Channels can be private, public or shared. Private channels will only include members of your Community, while public channels can include any linguist working on the Stream platform, and shared channels may include Editors/Reviewers from other managers' Communities.
Creating a Channel
To create a new Channel, navigate to the Private, Public or Shared tab and click Add, and select the options for your Channel:
- Channel Name: Give your Channel a unique name.
- Channel Retention: Choose how long Projects stay available to Editors/Reviewers in your Channel. If this time elapses before they complete the Project, MT is sent through.
- Minimum Quality Rate: The minimum quality an Editor/Reviewer must have before they can subscribe to your Channel.
- Minimum QES: The minimum Quality Estimation Score threshold for machine translated segments, below which they will be sent for post-editing/review. Set to 100% if you would like all segments sent for post-editing/review, or 0% if you want to skip post-editing/review.
- Channel Domains: Select up to three domains to apply to your Channel.
- Auto Expire: Set Auto Expire to Yes if you want your segments to disappear from Editors' and Reviewers' Dashboards once the Channel Retention time has elapsed.
There are a number of actions you can take on your Channels from the Channels tab:
- Use the switch to enable or disable your channels.
- Open the Channel Settings by clicking the symbol.
- Click the Edit Properties icon to change the channel properties set during channel creation.
- Pause or resume all Projects in a channel by clicking the pause or play buttons.
- Delete channels using the button.
To add users to one of your channels, they must first be added to your Community. Once you have done this, open the Channel's settings, navigate to the Users tab, and click Add. Type in the user's ID or email address and click Add User(s).
Once you have added Editors/Reviewers to a channel, you can enable or disable them on the channel individually or in batches, by selecting multiple Editors/Reviewers using the checkboxes and selecting Enable or Disable in the blue bar at the top of the table. You can also unsubscribe Editors/Reviewers from channels in the Channel Settings.
Use the filter to filter channel members depending on their account type and languages.
The Editors/Reviewers table can be saved as an excel spreadsheet, by clicking Save to Excel at the top of the table.
If channel sharing is enabled on your account, this will allow you to share a channel with another manager on the platform. This will allow that manager's resources to work on Projects launched in the channel. To share a channel with another manager, open the Shared tab in Channel Settings. Click Share in the blue bar and you will be prompted to enter the account with which you are sharing the channel. You can enter either the name associated with the account, or the account ID.