This guidance will demonstrate to staff how to 'close' a Class Journal by removing student editing rights from their journals, and how to administrate granting extensions to individual students.

Note: The process for removing student editing rights also works on collaborative journals.



Remove student editing rights 


Removing student editing rights is an easy process, which stops students from being able to post on their individual Journals. This is particularly useful if Journals make up a summative assessment, or if you need to make sure that work stays complete for a later date.

1. Firstly go to the dashboard of your class site. 

2. Hover over My Class and select Settings

3. This will take you to the Class Settings page. Everything you do here can affect every student's journal on your module. Down at the bottom you'll find Student Permissions.


4. Untick all 5 tick boxes.

5. Click 'Save' to push these settings out to all the students on your module.


6. It's really important to click 'Save' because this is what pushes these settings out to the individual student sites. You should see a mostly grey screen with a progress bar.

Note: The process for removing student editing rights also works on collaborative journals, where students all post on one class journal. In this case, you will not see a grey progress bar after you press save.

7. Once the progress bar is complete, student editing rights have been removed from all the student sites attached to your module.

Give individual students access to their sites

To grant access to individual students, for extensions and ECs, you need to manually access each relevant site and change the student's role from Student to Administrator.

1. Firstly go to the dashboard of your class site. 

2. Click on My Class to see a list of the student Journals that are attached to your module.

3. Find the student's journal that you want to grant editing rights to, and click on Dashboard in that tile.


4. You are now looking at the dashboard of this student's journal. Their name and module code will display in the black bar at the top of the screen.


5. Hover over Users and click All Users.


6. From here you can see every registered user of the site including all of the staff on the module. All staff will be listed as Teacher's on the right of the screen. The student who owns the site will be listed as Student. As we've removed all student editing rights in the first part of this guide, in order to give this student editing rights to their journal, we have to change their role so that they are no longer a student. 

7. Hover over the student's username in the left hand column, and select Edit.


8. Scroll down until you see Role, and use the drop-down menu to change the student's role to Administrator


9. Scroll right down to the bottom of this page and click Update User.

10. To check that it has worked, you can go back to All Users to make sure that the student is now listed as an administrator. 

Note: Likewise, when a student's individual deadline has passed. You can repeat this process, but change their role from administrator back to a student. That will ensure that any changes you make at the class level will affect this student correctly.

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