Teacher Accounts and Roles

How do I create and edit teacher accounts?

To create a teacher account:

  1. On the left-hand menu, select "Setup"  
  2. Click "Teachers"
  3. Click "Add a Teacher or Specialist" (the first time you manage teachers’ roles, you will be prompted to review and add Specialists)
  4. Enter the teacher's first name, last name, and email address 
  5. Click "Save", or to add additional teacher accounts, click "Save & Add Another"

Note: If the account uses a personal email domain such as gmail.com, hotmail.com, etc., the account will have limited platform access. To provide full access to these accounts, update the email address to a district or organization email. 

To edit a teacher account:

  1. On the left-hand menu, select "Setup" 
  2. Click "Teachers"
  3. Click ic_mode_edit_black_24dp_2x.png to the right of the teacher whose information you want to edit
  4. Edit the teacher's information
  5. Click "Save"

How do I remove teacher accounts?

If a teacher should no longer have access to the Platform, you can remove them from your site by following the steps below:

  1. Select "Setup" from the menu on the left
  2. Select "Teachers"
  3. Click the pencil icon to the right of the teacher that you want to remove
  4. Click "Remove Teacher"'
  5. Click the box stating you understand the consequences of removing the teacher (they will no longer have access to the Platform), and then click "Remove Teacher"

Roles and Permissions

Admins are typically school leaders. Admins can view all teachers and students at the site, edit section information, export all student grades, create parent accounts, and change any site settings. Given the breadth of access that an admin has, we suggest only a select number of teachers have the Admin role. 

Curriculum Authors are typically teachers at the school. Curriculum Authors can edit the school's curriculum and approve content assessment requests.

Support Partners may be staff from any outside coaching/instructional/curricular support organization. Support partners have admin-level visibility, however, they cannot make any edits at the site. Support partners cannot approve content assessment requests.

Grade System Managers may be the school leader or a grade level leader for the school. Grade System Managers can edit a course's grading weights and configurations.

Specialists work with students to provide specialized supports and interventions. Specialists have access to the Specialist’s Hub where they can create and add students to their Specialized Support Groups. Specialists can also edit the Specialized Support Profiles of students that are within their groups.

You can also create teacher accounts without roles. These teachers will not be able to edit the curriculum but can approve content assessments.

Note that a teacher can have multiple roles at once, but some permissions will override others. For example, a teacher with both Curriculum Author and Support Partner roles will not be able to make edits to the platform. 

What type of accounts should substitute teachers have?

We recommend that your school set up a separate Summit Learning Platform account for substitute teachers. Many schools have a designated school email account used by substitute teachers that you can use to create a new teacher account and set up an account password.

Substitute teachers can use the designated school email address for substitute teachers and the accompanying Summit Learning Platform account password to log in to the platform. Once logged in, a substitute teacher will be able to Edit as the teacher he/she is substituting for.

Depending on your school's needs, we recommend substitute teacher accounts have no role or the Curriculum Author role. 

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