Both administrators and teachers will benefit highly from a correctly structured site hierarchy. When all schools on a site are actually defined as schools, each single school will get better control of it’s own it’s learning experience, and the teachers can get access to fantastic digital resources from external vendors.
Advantages for administrators and teachers:
- By using eSafety, rules for communication and display can be defined at a school level.
- School administrators can set mentors for their own school.
- Each school can decide how the parent dashboard should be set up.
- School administrators can set and administer terms for their school.
- School administrators can overrule site policies and set policies for their school as well as assigning rights to single persons and groups.
- School administrators can create courses and projects for their own school.
- Vendors of digital resources can allocate licenses to single schools, which means that each school is free to choose what resources they would like to make available for their teachers.
This is what you do:
- Go to Administration >> Hierarchy.
- Choose a school from the list and press Edit.
- Tick off the box for Organisation. The school then gets the hierarchy type School.
- Press Save.
- Do the same for all the schools on your site.
Note that if any sub-categories at a school (e.g. a course or a group) have been set as schools, this will prevent you from defining the school as a School. To correct this you will have to:
- Choose a course/group from the list and press Edit.
- Remove the check mark for Organisation.
- Choose the correct Hierarchy type from the drop-down menu (Course or Group).
- Press Save.
- Do the same for all sub-categories to the school.
Now you can set the school as a School by following the instructions above.
The hierachy should look like this:
Tue, June 22, 2010
by Yvonne Robberstad