Permissions Overview

Use this page to learn about the main parts of the Permissions page.

 Note

For any of these permissions to be used by Admins, Super Teachers, or Teachers, they must be enabled on the Global permissions. If not, they will be unavailable for anyone on the site. It is recommended to enable a needed permission globally and then disable the permission on the individual user level.

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Global Permissions:

Permission User permission dependency Description Default setting
Allow Messaging Yes Students and teachers can use the internal messaging system for communication. Messages appear in the Activity Stream > New Messages list and in the Actions list, in the Action Required tab list (Help requests) and on the Messages tab. Enabled
Allow Student Notes Yes Allows students to take notes during assignments. Enabled 

 

Grading Permissions:

Permission User permission dependency Description Default setting
Blank Essay Notification N/A Alerts the teacher of record for an enrollment when one of the following conditions are true:
  • ALL subjective (manual-graded) questions in a lesson, quiz, or test are submitted with no answers AND student has no attempts remaining. Does not alert teacher if one subjective question has an answer.
OR
  • ALL subjective (manual-graded) questions in a lesson, quiz, or test are submitted with no answers AND student meets the pass threshold.
Enabled

 

Teacher Permissions:

Permission User permission dependency Description Default setting
Change Password Yes Allows teachers and admins to change their passwords. Disabled
Change Grading, Pacing, and Assessments Yes Allows teachers to personalize the assignment pass thresholds, maximum attempts, block progress settings, flex settings and assignment weighting settings for student profile enrollment fields and
course enrollments.
Disabled
Skip Questions Yes Allows teachers to skip individual questions in a student assignment Disabled
Manage Groups No Allows teachers to add, edit, and delete groups. Enabled

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Student Permissions:

Permission User permission dependency Description Default setting
Student Review Test
Quiz
Yes Allows students to review completed and graded quizzes and tests. Disabled
Student Answer Key Yes Allows students to see the answer key in completed assignments only. Disabled
Enable Grading View Yes Allows students who have not achieved the Pass Threshold in a lesson to see which problems they answered correctly, which ones are partially correct, and which are incorrect. They CANNOT see the answer key. This permission is tied into the number of lesson attempts setting for enrollments. Disabled
Randomize Questions Yes

Allows questions in student lessons, quizzes and tests to display in a random order. If the student is required to do a lesson, quiz or test more than once, it is very unlikely the questions will display in the same order. If two students, seated beside each other are working on the same assignment, it is HIGHLY improbable they will see the questions in the same order. 

Teachers always see questions in the same, original order. Once a student has successfully completed an assignment, the questions are displayed in the original order. 

Disabled
Change Passwords Yes Allows students to change their password. Disabled
Overdue Notification Yes On the student's Learn page, the color of the due date changes from black to orange and displays “Overdue” beside a student assignment that has passed the due date. Disabled

 

WRITER:

Writer Scoring is available on essay and short answer questions requiring a minimum of 300 words. Writer is not available for foreign language courses.

Permission User permission dependency Description Default setting
Spelling and Grammar Yes Allows students to right-click and see suggestions for incorrectly spelled words or improved grammar usage. Disabled
Scoring Yes Allows students to receive a projected score based on a color-coded metering system. The teacher will ultimately provide the final grade for the assignments. Disabled