How do I set permissions for an account-level role?

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After you have created an account-level role, you can review the default permissions set by each account-level role. Permissions grant or deny access to specific features within an account and course and are applied to any user granted a specific account-level role. Learn how to add an administrative user to an account.

Depending on the role, you may want to override the defaults to create custom permissions.

To learn more about account permissions, view the Account Permissions PDF.

Note: Some permissions may not be available for sub-accounts. For full details about sub-account permissions and limitations, view the Account Permissions PDF.

Open Account

Access Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Permissions

Click Permissions Link

In Account Navigation, click the Permissions link.

Open Account Roles

Open Account Roles

Click the Account Roles tab.

Manage Permissions

  Manage Permissions

To override any permissions, locate the name of the user role [1]. Click the icon next to the name of a permission [2]. In the permission menu [3], the existing permission is indicated by a check mark.

Choose the new permission by clicking one of the permission options: Enable, Enable and Lock, Disable, Disable and Lock, and Use Default. Locked options keep the setting from being changed by subaccount admins in a lower account. The new permission status is saved automatically.

Note: If a permission icon does not display as opaque, you cannot change the permission [4].

View User Role Permissions

  View User Role Permissions

To view permissions for an individual user role, click the role name [1].

In the sidebar, you can view the role name [2], the time or date that permissions for the user role were last changed [3], and the user's assigned and unassigned permissions [4].

Manage User Role Permissions

Manage User Role Permissions

To manage user permissions from the sidebar, Click the icon next to the name of a permission [1]. In the permission menu [2], the existing permission is indicated by a check mark.

Choose the new permission by clicking one of the permission options: Enable, Enable and Lock, Disable, Disable and Lock, and Use Default. Locked options keep the setting from being changed by subaccount admins in a lower account. The new permission status is saved automatically.

Note: If a permission icon does not display as opaque, you cannot change the permission [3].

Edit User Role

Edit User Role

To edit the name of the user role, click the Edit icon [1]. Edit the name of the user role [2], then click the Back arrow [3].

Delete User Role

Edit User Role

To delete a user role, click the Delete icon [1]. Review the warning about user roles—any users with the role you are deleting will keep the current permissions, but no new users can be created with the user role.

Deleting a user role cannot be undone.

To confirm deletion of the user role, click the Ok button.

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