Feature Ideas

Distinction between course admins and members


There should be a distinction between course admins and the rest of the course members.  When districts need to hide the members lists from parents and students, they still need to be able to keep course admins available.  Obviously, for K-12, the teacher of any course should be known to the parents of the kids in that course, but there are a myriad of reasons districts would want to keep the roster unavailable to parents/students.  Keeping the admins available while hiding the rest of the roster seems an obvious solution.



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    Charles Black Official comment

    Hello Jennifer & Stephanie,

    I wanted to make sure that you are aware that as Enterprise Schoology Instructors, your system includes permissions available to help maintain the anonymity of course members from parents. 

    The Anonymous permissions live within the System Settings > Privacy Overrides, please share the link with your System Administrators for full details. This setting can be applied to Courses & Groups.

    As for students, I can see room for improvement when it comes to their visibility of other students so, thank you for posting your idea and feedback!

    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.



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    Stephanie Ryon

    I would like to vote this up a million times! We sync with our SIS, so no teacher names are included in the course. Families with multiple kids in the district do not know who/how to contact specific teachers when in Schoology (especially if a teacher is a low-user in Schoology and no updates are posted with their name behind it). 

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    Stephanie Ryon

    Thank you, Charles. The issue is not just a privacy override (I am a sys admin -- we already have this in place) for parents. We need to keep the members list anonymous to students AND parents (because... federal law tells us to in almost all k-12 situations!), but need both students and parents to be able to see who the course admin is. Pretty cut & dry need! 

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