Permission types for users within the Outcomes system are hierarchical, meaning the highest level of permission (Campus Labs Administrator) can do everything their children permission roles can do (Site Administrator, Administrator, Creator, Viewer).

Site Admin

  • Able to initialize new academic years.
  • Able to add permissions to any user at any level.
  • Able to drag/drop to set outcome sort order.
  • Able to create/remove outcomes, assessment plans and add results.
  • Able to assign and relate outcomes.
  • Able to view outcomes, assessment plans and results.
  • Able to view the Curriculum map, Taxonomy Breakdown, and Progress for any level.

Admin

  • Able to add permissions to any user at or below their organizational level.
  • Able to drag/drop to set outcome sort order.
  • Able to create/remove outcomes, assessment plans and add results.
  • Able to assign and relate outcomes.
  • Able to view outcomes, assessment plans and results.
  • Able to view the Curriculum map, Taxonomy Breakdown, and Progress of their level and below.

Creator

  • Able to drag/drop to set outcome sort order.
  • Able to create/remove outcomes, assessment plans and add results.
  • Able to assign and relate outcomes.
  • Able to view outcomes, assessments, and results.

Viewer

  • Able to view outcomes, assessments, and results.

User with No Permission

  • Able to view outcomes

If a user is entered into the system, but has not been assigned a specific permission, that user will still be able to access the site. This is the default setting for users until they are assigned permissions.  This access will also apply to the organizational units where a user has NOT been assigned permissions. 

Adding or Editing Permissions

To change permissions of a user within Outcomes the user must first exist in the system. To add users to the system, an upload of users through Data Management must occur.

Adding or changing permissions in Outcomes is a manual process, except in the case if implicit permissions as described below.  A Site Admin can then go to Settings > Permissions to search for a user by first and last name or by username to bring up their account. The Site Admin can then give explicit permissions at any level within the organization. They can also give a varying degree of access depending on the role of the user.

An Admin within the organization can only grant permissions to any user at or below their level. They can also give a varying degree of access depending on the role of the user.

Inherited Permissions

Permission levels that require a location (Admin, Creator, Viewer) are inherited by organizational units and courses nested below their location on the organizational chart.  Permissions cascade down parent/child relationships.  If a user is given a permission at a school level, they will also have the same permission for all of the units nested below that school according to parent/child relationships.  For example, in the visual below, if a user is given Admin status at the College of Arts & Science, they will inherit Admin status at every unit nested below them including, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, and American Politics. 

 

 

Implicit Permissions

To make the process of granting permissions easier, Outcomes allows for implicit permissions to be granted to faculty members by uploading faculty information through Data Management. Any faculty assigned to a section receives implicit creator permissions at their section level.  This is the only way to add section-only permissions.  



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