Prohibit Teachers from Editing Student Sections

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How do I adjust permissions so that teacher's can't edit which sections their students are enrolled in? We'd prefer to manage section enrollment at the admin level to ensure alignment with other organizational systems. I've disabled 'Manage Course Sections' for the teacher role, but it appears that teachers can still go into People and change the section for individual students in their course.

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Hello @kylie_vadnais ...

I believe the course permission for "Manage Course Sections" does not actually control anything within the "People" page of a course.  If you look at the description for that particular permission, it says:

Course Settings (Sections tab)
Allows user to add, edit, and delete course sections. Allows user to cross-list sections.

Instead, I think you will want to look at the permissions for one or more of the following:

  • Users - add / remove students in courses
  • Users - add / remove teachers, course designers, or TAs in courses

We have both of these turned off for the "Teacher" role, and so our instructors cannot change the things that you are asking about.

Hope this helps a bit.  Take care, and be well.

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