How do I use the Domain tool?

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

The Domain tool is the default tool that opens when the Admin app is launched.  It is comprised of several tabs that either list elements in the domain (ie. permissions, subscriptions) or provide control panels for managing various aspects of your domain.

Below are descriptions of each tab.

  1. Detail:  Displays information about the domain and provides access to the Edit and Settings menus.
  2. Subdomains:  For a school, it is likely that the domain won't have any subdomains. Districts domains will have a subdomain for each school that is using Echo. Districts with more than one school may also chose to use a separate domain to hold their parent accounts. Learn more about managing parent accounts. Unless otherwise configured, subdomains inherit many of the properties of their parent domain.  
  3. Roles:  Echo allows permission sets, or "roles", to be defined at the domain level.  Roles are broken into two independent types: domain roles and course roles.  Domain roles determine what a user can do in the domain (create a course, create users, change passwords, etc), while course roles define what the user can do inside a course (add content, view the gradebook, enroll students, etc).  There are several default roles already defined that should meet most needs, but it is possible to define a custom role.  Learn more about managing roles.
  4. Permissions:  The permissions tab displays a list of users that have been granted permissions in the domain.  Note that students and parents do not need to be granted domain permissions.  Learn more about managing user permissions.
  5. Subscribers and Subscriptions:  Echo allows you to configure your domain to share content with other domains.  This is handled through the subscribers (who's subscribed to my domain) and subscriptions (who is my domain subscribed to).  Learn more about subscriptions.  
  6. Announcements: Lists the announcements published in your domain.  Learn more about domain announcements?.
  7. Resources: List the documents you have stored as resources for your domain.  Learn more about managing domain resources?  
  8. Usage:  Provides information on account usage.
  9. Features:  Echo allows advanced features to be turned off in order to make the platform easier to use. Features can be turned on for individual staff members who are ready for more options. Learn more about managing advanced features.










Documentation for Prior Interface

From the Domain toolbar, you can manage elements of the current domain using:

  • Edit to change the domain's name and external ID.
  • Move to relocate the domain.
  • Settings to edit a variety of domain settings.
  • Blackout to specify the dates you don't want included when calculating due dates for continuous enrollment courses in your domain. You can also indicate whether you want courses to be able to override these limitations.
  • Enrollments and Observers to import each kind of data as tab-delimited or comma-separated values (.csv) files.
  • Assessment PW to create a password that grants access to all password protected assessments in the domain. This password works in addition to each assessment's original password; it doesn't replace them. Domain-wide passwords are not inherited by subdomains.
Domain toolbar

Domain tool

Use the Domain tool to:

  • Create, delete, and search Subdomains.
  • Create, delete, and search Roles.
  • Grant, revoke, import, and edit user Permissions.
  • Add, remove, search, and edit user or domain Subscribers.
  • Add, remove, search, and manage your domain's Subscriptions to other domains or courses.
  • Create, delete, search, and edit domain Announcements.
  • Upload, delete, search, and manage domain Resources.
Domain tool

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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