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Default sub-account settings on new courses

I have my account settings so that Teachers can create courses.  My account has several sub-accounts that are used. My question is: Where do I as the Admin specify which sub-account is used for a new teacher-created course?  Right now if a teacher wants to create a test course for some reason, all of those are assigned to a particular sub-account which I don't want the courses in.  If I have a sub-account called "Teacher Created Courses", how can I have that be the default sub-account for a course the teacher creates through the UI?



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Hello  @mvantyne .  Good question.  I know that in our instance, any course that is created manually appears in a subaccount called "Manually-Created Courses" but we don't allow teachers to start a course as they mostly are created automatically by our student information system.  I am going to share this with the‌ user group as well in hopes that someone will be able to provide insight.

Best wishes--


Hi  @mvantyne ‌,

What we did are my institution is remove the teachers ability to create courses all together at the top level accounts. We then created a specific sub-account "Manually-Created Courses", added all the instructors to that #sub-account and gave them an account role that allowed them to create courses.  

We found by doing this it keeps our live productions sub-accounts clean and only containing courses that come from our SIS. 


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Thank you guys, that's really helpful.  I'll try this out, which will still let our teachers create sandbox courses but won't muddle the sub-accounts.



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 @mvantyne ,

Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.