Admin App Overview

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

What's in the Admin App?

  1. Main Menu:  Use the main menu to switch between tools, change to the Teacher or Student App, or switch to another domain.
  2. Domain Tool Tabs:  Each tab provides access to various domain elements including user permissions, connections to other domains, domain announcements, and more.  Each tab also has various controls for managing each element.  Click here to learn more about the Domain Tool Tabs.
  3. Search Tool:  The search tools provides easy access to domains, users, courses, and other domain elements.
  4. Edit Button:  Use the "Edit" button to quickly change the domain's name.
  5. Settings (Three Dots):  The settings menu provides access to various domain configuration elements.
    • Edit Black Out Dates:  Set "black out date" to prevent due dates from falling on holidays (for continuous courses only ... click here to learn more about continuous courses).
    • Edit Settings: Set a wide variety of domain configuration settings.  Click here to learn more about the domain settings panel.
    • Import enrollments:  Import course enrollments from a .csv file (typically exported from your Student Information System (SIS).
    • Import observers:  Import parent accounts and associate them with their students.
    • Move:  Move this domain to another place in the hierarchy.
    • Set assessment password:  Set a password for access to assessments.

Tools of the Admin App

The Admin app is comprised of several tools.  The default tool that appears when the Admin app is launched is the "Domain" tool which has several tabs across the top.

  • Domain Tool:  The Domain tool is the default home for the Admin app.  It has several tabs that allow for managing various domain elements and configuring domain settings.
  • Users Tool:  The Users tool contains a list of the users in your domain.
  • Courses Tool:  The Courses tool contains a list of courses in your domain.
  • Objectives Tool:  The Objectives tool allows for importing and managing custom standards.  State and other commonly used standards are already imported.
  • Reports Tool:  The Reporting tool provides access to several usage and mastery reports.
  • Communication Tool:  The Communication tool allows for the creation of domain announcements.
  • School Browser Tool:  The School Browser Tool allows staff to see student grades in all courses, view course agendas across campus, and export grades for printing or to a .csv file.
  • Echo Admin Console Tool:  The Echo Admin Console tool has time saving features like user exports and restoring deleted users or courses.


To access each tool, click the three lines in the upper left corner to reveal the Main Navigation Menu.




Documentation for Prior Interface

When you first open Echo's Admin App, you might be a bit overwhelmed.  Here is a quick tour of what's on the page:

  1. Domain Selector:  If you have permissions in multiple domains, you can used this drop down menu to quickly navigate to other domains. In most cases, you will only see your own domain.
  2. Upper Menu Bar: The upper menu bar has several icons for managing your domain. The two you will use the most are the "Edit" and "Settings" buttons.  Learn more about the Admin App's upper menu bar.
  3. Left Menu Bar:  The left menu bar gives you access to tools that allow you to manage your users, your courses, and more. You are currently in the "Domain" tool (top icon). Below that is the "User Tool", the "Courses" tool, and several other tools that we will go through later on in this course.   Learn more about the Admin App's left menu bar.
  4. Domain Tabs:  Each tab on the domain homepage allows you to manage various elements of your domain.  
  5. Main Window:  As you select one of the domain tabs, this window will display the related information.  When you first open the Admin App, the "Subdomains" tab is automatically selected.

Each tab on your domain allows you to manage various aspects of your domain.

  1. Subdomains:  It is likely that your school doesn't have any subdomains. The image above is an example of a district domain that has several subdomains. Unless otherwise configured, subdomains inherit many of the properties of their parent domain.  Note that districts with more than one school may also chose to create a separate domain to hold their parent accounts. Learn more about managing parent accounts.
  2. Roles:  Echo Administrators can define permission sets, or "roles", that you can assign to users.  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 your needs, but in some cases you might want to create a custom role.  Learn more about managing roles.
  3. Permissions:  The permissions tab displays a list of users that have been granted permissions in your domain.  Note that students and parents do not need to be granted permissions.  Learn more about managing user permissions.
  4. Subscribers and Subscriptions:  Echo Administrators can configure domains 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.  
  5. Announcements: Lists the announcements published in your domain.  Learn more about domain announcements?.
  6. Resources: List the documents that have been stored as resources for your domain.  Learn more about managing domain resources?  
  7. Usage:  Provides information on account usage.



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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