More granular permissions - Role-based at the content level

Idea created by suydam on Jun 8, 2017
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         Every block of text that gets added to any page on our website has the full suite of role-based permissions.  So on the website, if I added a section to a page called "Netiquitte" I could lock that down so it's not editable by instructors, but is editable by the IT team.  Conversely, I could lock the IT team out of editing something within the course itself, but give them permission to change the verbiage in a tech-support course-item. 

     

    Just below that, a block of text called "Syllabus" could be edited by anyone whose role I enabled.

     

    It's pretty powerful, it's pretty standard in a CMS but not in any LMS.  By adopting a feature like this, Blackboard could leap ahead of other LMS options.  Furthermore any school using a "Master Shell" methodology for course development (which we do have here) would be able to grant access to certain items for editing, while locking-down other items.

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