Restricting Student Editing Permissions in the Glossary

Article Last Updated July 2021

By default, eClass treats glossaries as a collaborative tool that students have the ability to edit (i.e. students can create new entries).  It is however possible to restrict the glossary such that only course administrators (instructors and teaching assistants) have the ability to add new entries, and make changes to those already existing. This functional use for glossaries matches the use of glossaries as static content repositories available in our previous version of eClass.

To restrict the glossary such that students do not have editing capabilities within the glossary activity:

  1. Click on the glossary activity from the main course page.

  2. Once in the glossary, go to Glossary administration by clicking on the gear on the upper right, click on Permissions.



  3. Scroll down the permissions page, and locate the item Create new entries.

  4. To the right of the Create new entries item will be a series of different roles that currently have permission to create new entries within the glossary.  To remove student editing capabilities, click the trash icon (trash icon) that follows each 'Auditor', and 'Student'.

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