If you read the article What Are Modules?, you may have wondered what to do when a user needs to be an admin in some situations, and a teacher in other situations.
Simply put, we usually recommend two accounts. Here are some situations where this may be helpful:
A Principal who teaches a course would need a teacher account to see students, so we would create a teacher account using the school email address email@example.com. We would want to assign just Courses, Help, and Settings, and maybe Feedbak, if the Principal would need to be observed as a teacher in the classroom.
Then, we would create an admin account using the email address with "+admin" added, like this: firstname.lastname@example.org. This would probably become the principal's daily login account, and would allow the principal to perform administrative duties. Since the email client will disregard the "+" and anything between it and "@", it will direct mail sent to the "+admin" account into the user's original email inbox.
A Counselor who needs access to all students, but also needs to be observed using Feedbak, needs the best of both worlds, especially for those districts who use Feedbak. To be observed, the user would need to be a teacher, so we would create a teacher account using the school email address email@example.com. We would link the teacher identity and include only the Feedbak, Help and Settings modules, so that Kelly can be observed.
Then, we would create an admin account with the basic admin modules, but without the Feedbak module, since that would allow Kelly to see teacher observations. We'd use the email address with "+admin" added, firstname.lastname@example.org, to direct mail into the user's original email inbox. Kelly's "+admin" account would be the daily login account, and the teacher account would be opened only when Kelly received a notification email or needed to review Feedbak history.
A Lead Teacher or Academic Coach who is a teacher but also needs to help observe or review observations of other teachers would need two accounts, too. In this case, the user would need to see Courses, so we would create a teacher account using the school email address email@example.com, and all the "straight eight" teacher modules, and Feedbak, too, if the teacher needs to be observed.
Then, we would we would create an admin account with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, with "+admin" added, using the basic admin modules plus the Feedbak module, since that would allow Marion to see all teacher observations in her scope. Other modules could be added, like Reporting and Feedbak Reporting, but this user probably may not need admin overview modules, like Attendance or Discipline.
If you are creating accounts, you'll probably have special cases like these that make you wonder how to set up the account correctly. No worries- we do this all the time! Give us a call at 601-620-0613, chat with us, or email us at email@example.com.