We are exploring the use of Institutional Hierarchies to manage our data stores in Blackboard. If content is created and managed within one IH, can it be accessed from other IHs?
We have experienced no content loss across IH's.
In our case we only have Courses in Nodes with restricted permission admins over them. We have to manually assign the roll because it doesn't exist as a field in our SIS.
All users exist at the top level in Learn and we do not put teachers or students into Nodes.
So what does this mean?... The Learn Admin at the top can copy courses and access content from any course in Learn. The admins of the Nodes can only access the content for the courses within their Nodes. This does not negatively impact someone who is enrolled as an instructor in multiple courses that are in different nodes. The users themselves notice nothing is different from a standard setup.
I have attached a sample image of courses divided by Node to show how the Learn Admin can access content across the nodes.
If this hasn't answered your question I suggest making a few fake classes and terms, then add those into some sample nodes. It won't harm anything since the data isn't tied to real students and you can test it out. I hope this helped.
Thanks Charlie. I did set up some test IHs and added some content to them. My testing confirmed what you are saying.
IH node association doent have any impact on end user content access. 99% of what IH does is delegate limited access to courses, users, orgs, tabs and modules for sub-administrators.
Yes. I am relatively new at this game and am still learning the various mechanisms. Thanks for your help.
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