User Permissions - New Portal Beta

April 28, 2017 Sofia Morales

There are four key user types within the new portal: Institution Admin, Department Admin, Course Admin, and Assessment Admin. Below is a breakdown of the capabilities of each permissions level within various areas of the portal. Please note, this is subject to change during the beta program. 

User Types

  • Institution Admins have the highest level of user permissions.
  • Department  Admins only have the following permissions for departments they are assigned. They are automatically assigned to all courses that are under their department(s).
  • Course Admins only have the following permissions for courses they are assigned. They are automatically assigned to all assessments that are under their course(s).
  • Assessment Admins only have the following permissions for assessments they are assigned. They are automatically assigned to all postings under assigned assessments. 

Department Level Permissions

User Type Create Department Edit Department Remove Department View Department
Institution Admin X X X X
Department Admin       X

Category Type Permissions

By default, Category Types can be viewed (for tagging) by all users within their assigned departments. Users with permissions to create Category Types are able to limit tagging privileges to specific departments and/or courses. In addition, users with those permissions can also grant edit permissions to any user type. Lastly, Category Types can be made "internal only" to prevent any Categories within that Category Type to appear on student reports (when releasing results). 

User Type Create Category Types Edit Category Types Remove Category Types View Category Types 
Institution Admin X X X X
Department Admin X X X X
Course Admin       X*
Assessment Admin       X*

*Course/Assessment admins can view category types within their departments. 

Categories/Subcategories Permissions

User Type Create Categories* Edit Categories* Remove Categories* View Categories*
Institution Admin X X X X
Department Admin X X X X
Course Admin X X X X
Assessment Admin X X X X

*This permission type is only available to a user if the user has been assigned to the entity (i.e. department, course, etc.).

Course Level Permissions

User Type Create Course Edit Course Remove Course View Course
Institution Admin X X X X
Department Admin X X X X
Course Admin       X

Course Student Permissions

For permissions associated with managing students on the course level.

User Type Create/Import Students Edit Students Remove Students View Students Add Students to Assessments*
Institution Admin X X X X X
Department Admin X X X X X
Course Admin     X X X

*Includes adding Student Groups to Assessments

Questions Level Permissions

User Type Create Questions Edit Questions Remove Questions View Questions Adjust Questions Add Questions to Assessment
Institution Admin X X X X X X
Department Admin X X X X X X
Course Admin X X X X X X
Assessment Admin X*     X X X

*Assessment admins can only create questions within the assessment builder.

Assessment Level Permissions

User Type Create Assessment Edit Assessment Remove Assessment View Assessment
Institution Admin X X X X
Department Admin X X X X
Course Admin X X X X
Assessment Admin   X   X

Assessment Posting Level Permissions

User Type Create Duplicate Posting Edit Posting Remove Posting View Posting Grade Posting Adjust Scoring
Institution Admin X X X X X X
Department Admin X X X X X X
Course Admin X X X X X X
Assessment Admin   X   X X X
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