How do I manage the Permissions page?
As an admin, you can review and manage permissions for course-level and account-level user roles. Depending on the user role, you may want to edit default permissions and set custom permissions for a user role in your account. Permissions grant or deny access to specific features within an account and course.
- Some permissions may not be available for sub-accounts. To learn more about sub-account permissions and limitations, view the Account vs. Sub-Account Comparisons resource document.
- When you change a permission, it can sometimes take 30 minutes or longer for that permission to take effect. If the expected changes do not appear immediately, try again after some time has passed.
- Child consortium accounts inherit roles and permissions from the parent account. Child accounts can edit any unlocked roles and permissions.
In Global Navigation, click the Admin link , then click the name of the account .
In Account Navigation, click the Permissions link.
By default, the permissions page displays course-level user role permissions .
To view account-level user role permissions, click the Account Roles tab .
Search and Filter Permissions
To search for a specific permission, type a permission name in the Search field . The search field uses predictive filtering.
You can also filter permissions by role. By default, the Permissions page displays all user roles. To filter permissions for a specific user role, type or select the name of the user role from the Permission Role Filter menu .
You can use the search and filter options to search permissions for specific user roles.
View Individual Permission
To view information about a specific permission, click the permission name.
View Additional Permission Details
The permission sidebar displays the permission name .
View and collapse specific details about the permission by clicking the What it Does and Additional Considerations arrow icons . Please note some permissions may not include these details.
The sidebar also displays the Assigned Roles section , which shows all enabled roles for the permission, and the Unassigned Roles section , which shows all disabled roles for the permission.
Manage Individual Permission
To manage user roles for the permission, click the icon next to the name of a user role . In the permission menu , the existing permission is indicated by a check mark.
Choose the new permission status by clicking one of the permission options: Enable or Disable. After you enable or disable the permission, you can choose to lock the permission status. To lock the permission status, click the Lock option . Locked options keep the setting from being changed by subaccount admins in a lower account. The new permission status is saved automatically.
Note: If a permission icon does not display as opaque, you cannot change the permission .
View Grouped Permissions
Some permissions may be grouped together to allow for greater granularity and control over permissions.
Grouped permissions list the grouped permissions below the grouped permission name .
To expand grouped permissions, click the Expand icon .
Manage Grouped Permissions
You can manage each granular permission within the group with the corresponding checkboxes. To enable or disable a granular permission, click the checkbox . A checked box indicates the permission is enabled . An unchecked box indicates the permission is disabled .
If all permissions are enabled for a user role, the permission group displays a checkmark icon .
If some permissions are enabled and some are disabled for a user role, the permission group displays a half-filled icon .
If all permissions are disabled for a user role, the permission group displays an X icon .
View and Manage Individual User Role Permissions
To view all permissions assigned to a specific role, click the role name . You can manage permissions for account-level roles and manage permissions for course-level roles.
To add an account-level role or add a course-level role, view the tab for the appropriate role and click the Add Role button .