With Edit access to a Course page and advanced access controls, you can define the access users have to each group within the Course page, thus determining the activities the users can perform in each group. The combination of a user’s credentials and the specific group access you assign to the credential defines the permissions and actions the user has within the group.
Each user can have different access for every page, group, or hierarchy of pages within the site. The access defined for a user at a Welcome page or Course page level is inherited throughout all descendant pages of the site, unless overridden by a descendant page definition.
For example, if a user has download access at your site’s root Welcome page, the user automatically receives download access to the page’s descendants. If a user has more than one credential per page (users can have up to 100 credentials), iTunes U grants access to the page based on the highest level of access defined by all the user’s credentials. This means that if a user has download access to a page with one credential and Shared access to the page with another credential, the user automatically receives the higher-level Shared access to the page and to every group within the page until it is overridden. If you specify a Group Access Label when defining the credential, you can override the credential access for that user on a per-group basis.
For feed courses, you can only specify user access at the Course page level. You cannot override the access on a per-group basis.
If you have edit access for a Course page group, and a Group Access Label was defined for your credential, iTunes U displays your credential and access as read-only in the Access pop-up menu. To change the group-level access for your credential, you must use the Course page’s Edit Access page.
The access options you select determine the permissions and actions a user can perform in the specific iTunes U group, including whether he or she can even view the group.
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Users assigned No Access cannot see the group. Only you as the site administrator, or another user with editing access, can see the group.
Users assigned Download can access the group and download content from the group. Only you as the site administrator, or another user with editing access, can upload content to the group.
Users assigned Drop Box can access the group and upload content to the group. Users with this permission see only the items they uploaded, not those of other users. Only you as the site administrator, or another user with editing access, can see all of the contents.
Users assigned Shared can access the group and upload and download content from the group.
Users assigned Edit can access the group and upload, download, and delete content from the group.
When you define user access to a Course page group, iTunes U automatically updates the user’s group-level access. This access does not change unless you explicitly change it. Even if you update access for the user’s credential on a parent page, iTunes U retains the access you defined at the group level.
To assign user access to a group:
Log in to iTunes U as the site administrator or another user with edit access.
Navigate to the Course page where you want to assign user access to groups.
Click Edit Page in the Tools area.
Click the Edit icon in the tab whose group-level user access you want to define.
Choose the access level you want to assign to a user from the user’s Access pop-up menu.
iTunes U automatically updates your site access rules and assigns the permission to the user.
Note: If no Group Access Label was defined for a user’s credential in a parent page’s Edit Access page, the user does not appear in the Access box and you cannot assign group-level access for the user.
Repeat step 5 for each user you want to assign access for the selected group.
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each group in the Course page.
Click End Editing.
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