To begin using the Advanced Manager features, you will need to be on the Advanced plan or higher, and have managers in your platform! You can click here to view how to add Managers to your platform.
Adding a Manager to a Course
This is as easy as navigating to your course and clicking on Managers in the tabs.
You will then need to set them to a course manager by clicking Assign as Manager. A button labelled Permissions appear. By clicking this, you can choose what permissions the manager will have for this course.
Once you're satisfied, hit Save Changes.
Adding a Manager to a Group
You add group managers the same way you added the manager to the course. Just navigate to the group you want to add a manager to and click on Managers at the top. Adding a manager and the setting up their permissions are done the same way as it is done for a course.
Using the Advanced Features as a Manager
When a manager logs in, they will see a Manager in the side column.
Upon clicking this, they will be taken to the manager interface where they will see notifications, as well as buttons to allow them to manage the courses and groups that they are assigned to, as well as assessments that require grading that were submitted by people they are managing.
By clicking on My Courses, the manager will see this screen. From here, they can download a course report by clicking on the download button, or they can click on the course name to enter the course and access the more advanced functions.
After clicking on the course name, the manager will be able to view the users in the course, as well as edit their course progress by clicking the button under Edit Course Progress and download a user course report by clicking the download button under User Report.
Editing the course progress is the same as it is as an admin. Individual modules can be marked as (in)complete and the overall course progress can be changed or cleared.
Managers can also add brand new users to a course. This means that they can instantly add users to both the platform and the course simultaneously.
They just need to click on Add User.
Next, they fill in the form, and click Create New User. It's as simple as that.
By clicking on My Groups, the manager will see a similar view, except instead of courses, they will see a list of groups that they manage. Keep in mind that if assigning a manager to a group, they will also be given permissions for managing the subgroups as well.
This page allows a group manager to download reports for all of the group's users, all of the group's courses, as well as a detailed report on one specific group. Clicking on the group name will allow the manager to access additional functionality.
From here, the manager can download reports about a user's courses, as well as update the course progress by using the dropdown under Select Course to select the course.
Adding users is done the same way as it is for courses. This will add a user to the platform, register them into the group, and enroll them into any courses that the group is assigned to.
Grading assessments as a Manager simply requires the Manager to click on Assessments Awaiting Grading. There will be a notification badge beside the icon showing how many assessments there are.
After that, they will just need to click on the name of the assessment from the list to open the marking page.
They will then be taken to an interface that is identical to the Admin assessment marking page. To learn how to use the marking interface, click here.
Sending Notifications to Managers
Emails that are set to send to Admins will automatically be sent to Managers if the notification is related to a course or group that the Manager is set to receive notifications from.
For more information about setting up email notifications for your platform, you can take a look at this article.