Instructor Q&A

Group Privacy


Under Tools > School Management > Privacy Overrides > We set Group Privacy Settings to only allow group members to view updates, calendar, resources, roster, discussion board, and blog

However, it seems like teachers who are not members of groups can still see groups they are not members of.  

Has anyone else had this happen?  If so how can we resolve or fix this?



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    Yimei Shao Official comment

    Hi Michael, 

    It sounds like you might have the permission Administer Groups enabled for the teacher role. Administer Groups is different from Create GroupsAdminister Groups enables users to see and behave as the group administrator for any group that's associated with their building. Disabling this permission will still enable teachers to act as the group admin for groups they've created, but will restrict their access from other groups. 

    You can read more in depth about each permission setting here.

    I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions. 


    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Associate
    Schoology, Inc.

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    Michael D.

    Amazing.  I unchecked the Administer Groups and the other teachers no longer have access to the Groups!


    While in the Permissions I noticed that the "Administer courses" was checked for the teacher role as well.  I am assuming that means any teacher can administer any course correct?  If so I think we should un-check that as well.



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    Yimei Shao

    Hi Michael, 

    Happy to hear that it worked! 

    Yes, you're correct. Administer Courses works similarly. 

    Again, please let us know if you have any other questions. 



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