ARCHIVED: In Oncourse, how do I change the permissions for a tool?

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To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. If you're not sure what your role is, see the "Role" column in the Roster tool. For permissions, see ARCHIVED: What can I do in read-only Oncourse?

Permissions are generally granted for a tool, rather than for a particular item created by using a tool. For example, permissions are set for the Announcements tool, rather than for individual announcements.

Most tools that contain individual instructor-created items, such as Announcements or Calendar, have permission settings that you can modify as described below. For notes on specific tools, see below; also, some tools, including Syllabus and Drop Box, do not allow you to modify permissions at all.

To change permissions for most tools that allow permission editing:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant site, click the tool for which you want to set permissions.
  2. Click Permissions or Permission Settings at the top of the main window.
  3. If applicable, use the drop-down box next to "Set permissions for" to choose whether you want to set permissions for all site participants or for members of a particular group. (This option is only available in certain tools.)
  4. Check or uncheck the boxes to grant or deny the permissions.
  5. Click Save.

Note: You must exit the permissions feature by clicking Save or Cancel before you can set permissions in another tool.

Each tool has a different set of available permissions. For a general idea of the permissions available, see the following list of permissions for the Resources tool:

  • Create resources
  • Read resources
  • Edit any resource
  • Edit own resources
  • Delete any resource
  • Delete own resources
  • Access/create group resources
  • Read hidden resources

Notes for specific tools:

  • In Forums, there is no Permissions link for the entire tool; instead, you can set permissions for individual forums and topics. You can also edit the permissions in the default template that will apply to any new forums or topics.
  • In Resources, you can set permissions for all resources and for folders of resources.
  • The permissions for the Podcasts tool are shared with the Podcasts folder in the Resources tool. You can modify them in either tool. To modify the Podcasts permissions in Resources, use the Actions menu next to the Podcasts folder.
  • The Assignments tool has both a normal Permissions link and a Grader Permissions link that can be used to assign grading permissions. Grader Permissions are shared by both the Gradebook and Assignments tools, and also affect grading for some other tools; see ARCHIVED: Assigning grading permissions to AIs/TAs. The group/section membership of people in certain roles (e.g., AI/TA or Librarian +) also affects what they can see and do in Assignments. For instance, by default, AIs/TAs can see and grade only submissions in their own sections.
  • In Matrices, tool-level permissions determine which roles can create, edit, and manage the matrices in the site. In addition, each matrix has its own set of permissions where you can control what each role can see and do within the matrix.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 14:28:04.