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Managing Tools in a Node

Tools may be set to one of four different states for each node. This applies to

  • Default On -- The tool is enabled by default, but it can be disabled in child Nodes or Courses/Organizations.
  • Default Off -- The tool is disabled by default, but it can be enabled in child Nodes or Courses/Organizations.
  • Always On -- The tool is always on, and it can never be disabled in child Nodes or Courses/Organizations.
  • Always Off -- The tool is always disabled, and it can never be enabled in child Nodes or Courses/Organizations.

System Tools only have the Always On/Always Off options. Course Tools, Organization Tools, and Content Types have all four options.

How to Manage Tools in a Node

To manage a tool in a hierarchy level node from the node:

  1. Navigate to the hierarchy level node you want to manage a tool in.
  2. Click the Tools tab.
  3. Select the Availability Default.