How do I manage the advanced feature controls?

Note: This document references views and actions that are only available to Echo Administrators

One of Echo's unique features is the ability to morph from a simple learning management system with just a few basic features to a robust platform that supports PBL and personalized learning.  This is managed through a set of advanced feature switches that hide advanced features from users who need a simple interface and show advanced features to teacher who are ready to use all of Echo's features.

For more information on each advanced feature switch, see What are Echo's advanced feature settings?

Note that if an advanced feature is turned off in the domain, it is possible to turn the feature back on for the individual.  It is not possible to turn an advanced feature off for an individual that is turned on in the domain.  When deciding what switches to turn on, always plan for the typical teacher and then turn on specific features for the individual teachers that are ready for them.  If most of the advanced features are turned off, it might be worth considering creating a course template to pre-configure the settings for any new course.

To access the feature controls, navigate to the "Features" tab found in the Domain tool.  From here, selected features can be enabled and disabled in the domain.

Enabling Features for Individual Staff Members

To enable features that have been turned off in the domain for individual teachers, open the user's account from the Users tool an and select "Edit feature settings" from the settings menu (three dots).

NOTE:  When adjusting an individual teacher’s feature settings, it’s important that you are logged into the same domain as the teacher.  If you are logged into a domain that has different configuration than the user’s domain, you may see a different set of features that can be turned back on.

How do I log in to other domains?

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

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