How Can I Control the Class Visibility Settings for my Domain?
Q.How can I control what Class Visibility settings are in place as thedefaultfor classes created in my domain? Can I prevent teachers from making classes visible to everyone on the web?
A.You can adjust the default Class Visibility settings for your domain through theDomain Control area by selectingManage Domain > Domain Settings, then navigating to theClassestab.
Adjusting your Class Visibility Default Settings
Please note:These settings are defaults. Adjusting the default setting for your domain will not adjust the setting for previously-created classes. Teachers can alwaysmodify these settings in their own classeson a per-class basis.
To adjust the setting that will be applied to all newly-created classes, use theGear Iconto open theManage Domainmenu, and selectSettings.
From theClassestab, use theNew classes will be visible todrop-down menu to select from the following options:
Only people in the Class Roster:Only logged-in users who are enrolled in the roster will have access to view any area of the class. Users browsing to a Page or other area of the class will be presented with a login prompt instead of the desired page. After logging in, they will be taken to the appropriate area of the class.
All people in the Organization of the Class:All logged-in Students, Parents and Teachers associated with the Organization of the class will have access to view the class as a *Guest if they have been provided the class URL.
All people in [Your PowerSchool Learning Domain]:All logged-in Students, Parents and Teachers in your domain will have access to view the class as a *Guest if they have been provided the class URL.
Anyone on the web:Anyone can navigate to and view this class as a *Guest without logging into your domain if they have been provided the class URL.
* Guests can viewPage Content,theCalendar, and descriptions only of basic class features such asAnnouncements, Assessments, AssignmentsandDiscussions.Guests will never be able to seeGrades, handed-in assignments,Discussion PostsorRosterinformation for a class.
Enabling Teachers to Make Classes Publicly Visible
Navigate to theClass Customization Optionsarea of theDomain Settingsmenu. Checking the box labeledAllow Teachers to make classes publicly visiblewill allow Teachers to make their classes visible toAnyone on the web.
If unchecked, teachers will not have the option to make their classes publicly available.
Important Note!Unchecking this option after Public classes have been created in your domain will retroactively change the visibility setting for all public classes from "Anyone on the Web" to "Anyone in [Your PowerSchool Learning Domain]."This change cannot be undone.