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Account Management Miscellaneous

Account Types

There are three account types for districts, and six in Standard school sites. While all users are able to participate using collaborative tools such a Groups and Discussions, rights and privileges do vary. The following descriptions will help you decide who should receive which type of account.

District Roles

District Admin
This is the most powerful role offered and should be strictly controlled. Rights of this role include user account management for all users at all sites in the district.
District admins with webmaster rights for the district site will have webmaster rights at all school sites.

Staff
All district employees who do not receive an admin account should be registered with this role.

Associates
This account type was designed as a way to bring non-district employees such as the PTSA president into the Loop. This role has limited rights to Groups.

School Roles

Teachers
Faculty members with assigned courses should receive a teacher account. The publishing rights for this account type include the ability to assign work to a calendar.

Principals and Assistant Principals (APs)
These accounts include user account management rights (the ability to access and edit all account types) and should be reserved for school administrators. Other than the account title, there is no difference between these two account types.

System Admin
As the title indicates, this role is for those who require the same account management rights as the Principal and AP roles. Site techs and other users who are charged with support and training are typically assigned System Admin accounts. Mentor teachers who take on a support role may have a System Admin account as a second account.

Staff
School employees who do not fit into one of the above roles should be given a Staff account. Administrative secretaries, counselors, school psychologists and the registrar are examples of those typically assigned a Staff account.

Associates
This account type was designed as way to bring non-school employees such as the PTSA president or off campus coaches into the Loop. This role has limited rights to Groups.

Webmaster Rights

In School Loop, webmaster access is a right rather than a role. Webmaster rights can be assigned to users with the following roles: Staff, Teacher, Associate, AP, Principal, and Sys Admin. Sys Admin do not automatically have webmaster rights. Webmaster rights have to be assigned. Any Sys Admin, Principal, or AP account can assign webmaster rights by going to Select Webmasters in User Management.