School staff and other user types
Any account, whether a regular account, website administrator, or "super" admin, can be marked as belonging to one or more user types.
This helps you delegate responsibilities clearly and keep track of the different roles account holders may have in your organization. For example, a website administrator may also be a teacher. Or a school administrator may also be the parent of a child currently attending the school.
Privileges stack. Designating a user type or additional access privileges will add to that person's access but cannot restrict it. If you wish to fine tune feature access, start with a regular account and only add what is needed. (Add a new user Steps 3-6 describe how to give specific privileges.)
What's the difference between user types?
Regular user accounts
When you add a new user account, by default it will be a regular user account without any extra privileges. That person will just have the basics when they log into your website's admin area: their own little piece of the website to hold their pages, photos, videos and calendar.
√ Accounts marked as Other Employees, School Administrators or Teachers are included in the main Staff Directory for your site.
√ They can add their own Posts.
√ They can send emails from their own email address through Email Sender.
√ Those designated as Teachers can also add their own Classes and Assignments.
Other user types
You may wish other members of your community to have accounts on your website: Alumni, Alumni Parents, Other Individual, Parents or Students.
√ Accounts designated as Students or Other Individuals can add their own Posts.
What can each kind of user type do?
|Privilege or access||
Other Employees and School Administrators
|Other Individuals and Students||Alumni, Alumni Parents, Parents||Regular user accounts|
|Can add their own classes and assignments||√||no||no||no||no|
|Can add their own Posts||√||√||√||no||no|
|Included in main Staff Directory||√||√||no||no||no|
|Can send emails through Email Sender||√||√||no||no||no|
|Can be given additional specific privileges||√||√||√||√||√|
Best practices for all user accounts
- Change your password from the default one the very first time you log in.
- Continue to change your password regularly.