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Set a Super User

The first super user account for a district or school is configured by a Blackboard Technical Support representative. That super user can create other district-level super users, and school-level super users, or users with specific permissions enabled. When users are assigned with super user permissions, they can access the Manage School, Manage Design, Quick Sync, and Manage Users pages through the Tools menu. Super users can also create, modify, and delete documents, folders, and groups anywhere on the school website.

Edline recommends that each school have a maximum of two super users per school website. Enabling special, but limited, permissions for other users will allow a super user to delegate other tasks more effectively. If you are a teacher and a school super user, DO NOT combine your teacher Edline account with your super user Edline account. Keep the two accounts separate. You must create the two accounts with separate screen names and passwords, and sign on with the appropriate sign-in for each role depending on which tasks you are executing at that moment.

How to Set the District/School Super User

Students and Parents can NOT be configured as super users.

  1. From the menu bar on the homepage, select Tools, and then select Manage Users to access the User List page.
  2. Select the users you want to set as super users, and then click Change Permissions.
  3. Select Yes for the Should user be a superuser for this school/district? option.
  4. Click Update to save the changes.

How to Set a Class Super User

You can configure a user to be the super user of a class and not give them super user permissions for the entire school. Users with super user permission inside a class can access the Manage Class option from the Tools menu on the class or teacher webpage. The class super user can also create, modify, delete, and approve/reject documents and folders anywhere on the class or teacher webpage. By default, any teacher of the class is automatically assigned with super user permissions for the class. Follow these instructions to add another user as a super user to the class.

Schools with web-based gradebook applications should only have one super user per class. Contact blackboard support before adding additional super users to a class.

  1. From the menu bar on the class or teacher webpage, select Tools, and then select Manage Class to access the Modify Class page.
  2. From the Class Management area, click Members and Permissions to access the Group Member List page.
  3. Select the users you want to set as super users, and then click Change Permissions.
  4. Select Yes for the Should user be a superuser for this class? option.
  5. Click Update to save the changes.

How to Set Someone as a Super User for a Sport, Activity, or Other Group Website

You can configure a user with super user permission for a sport, activity, or other group website within your school/district website. A user with super user permission can access the Manage Group option on the group webpage. The super user can also create, modify, delete, and approve/reject documents and folders anywhere on the group webpage.

  1. From the menu bar on the group web page, select Tools, and then select Manage Group (Sport, Activity) to access the Modify Group page.
  2. From the Group Management area, click Members and Permissions to access the Group Member List page.
  3. Select the users you want to set as super users, and then click Change Permissions.
  4. Select Yes to the Should user be a superuser for this (group)? option.
  5. Click Update to save the changes.