In Permissions, Separate "Manage (add/edit/delete) course files" into 3 permissions

Idea created by cms_hickss Expert on Jul 20, 2015
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    Please change each the "Manage (add / edit / delete) course files" from a single setting to three separate settings.

     

    Current:

    Manage (add / edit / delete) course files

     

     

    Should become:

    • Add course files
    • Edit course files
    • Delete course files

     

    One reason for this request:

    This would allow you to set TAs (or other roles) to having only the permissions needed for that role instead of none of them or all of them. For example, the ability to add and edit course files but not delete them.

     

    Per Cosme Salazar in More granular permissions for admins and In Permissions, Change "ADD, EDIT, and DELETE" into Three Separate Settings I have divided out the multiple functionality settings into their own requests. There are now 10 separate requests.

     

     

     

      Comments from Instructure

     

    July 2016 update

     

    Greetings, Partners on Permissions

     

    Thank you for the time, energy, experience, and knowledge you have put into these threads.  The granulated permissions threads have been open and gathering information for almost a year now.  This extra time has allowed our team to collect important feedback and perspectives.  Each of the permissions threads contain valuable stories that will help inform development if/when a project is allocated for.  Having worked with Allison on these, and now working with Matt G., I know that the product team is sincerely interested in improving permissions, however the magnitude and impact of such a project does not make it one that is easy to squeeze in.  We will be archiving these permissions threads for now.  Archiving these threads does not mean they are forgotten; they are set aside, while they are inactive projects on our roadmap.  The ideas are monitored, so you can continue to add your examples and use cases to the dialogue.  Please follow this thread to receive updates when they are available.

     

    Again, thank you for the rich conversation!