The 'owner' of a student has the privilege to decide on three important account settings for that child; recommendations, self assign and status. This does not mean that other members of staff cannot 'see' a student, access their data or assign them work, it simply means that only one person has the ultimate responsibility for deciding and amending these key settings. Only students who a teacher or tutor 'owns' will automatically appear on their homepage each time they log in. If a staff member wants to access students who they do not 'own' as their lead teacher, they simply need to change their view to 'Whole school' to locate the student in question:
How do I change the 'owner' label attached to a student?
To change the 'owner' label attached to a student select 'Manage students' under the 'Accounts' tab in the left-hand column of your teacher homepage:
You will then be able to see all the students you 'own'. To change the owner of a given student, select the dropdown list next to their name and choose the new student account 'owner' on the list of educator accounts linked to your school. On completion, a green banner will appear that reads 'Owner Changed Successfully!' and the student's name will disappear from your homepage.
To check the student in question has been moved over to the correct person, tick the 'Whole school' box to view all students in the school and which teacher or tutor 'owns' each:
How do Recommendations, Self assign and Status settings impact a student's account?
When the 'Recommendations' toggle is switched to ON, students are recommended activities by EdPlace tailored to their year group, performance in recent activities and the current level they are working at. The recommendations function ensures students are on a focused pathway throughout their learning journey; to learn about this setting in more detail, please click here. The subsequent activities assigned by EdPlace will then sit clearly under the 'Recommended by EdPlace' section of your student's To Do List:
When the Self assign toggle is switched to ON, students have the freedom to search and attempt any EdPlace activity of their choice by selecting the 'Browse' button in the left-hand menu of their account. Students cannot browse independently or assign their own activities unless the self-assign function is switched to ON. To learn about this setting in more detail, please click here.
Finally, the 'Status' toggle allows you to deactivate a student's account access. When switched from a green tick to a red cross, students will no longer be able to log in. To learn about how to manage your class, please click here. If you wish to reactivate a student's account at a later date, go back to the 'Manage students' tab and switch the 'Status' toggle back to a green tick to restart their subscription:
We hope this article helped clarify the purpose of the 'owner' label attached to each student. If you’re in need of any further information, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.