How do I manage user domain permissions?

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

Echo is unique in that a single user can have different permissions across multiple domains. To accomplish this, permission setting are not part of the user account and instead exist as separate records associated with the users. Domain permissions are added as a second step in the user creation process.   Teachers and other staff members must be granted domain permissions in order to effectively use Echo's features.  Students and parents do not need to be granted permissions as the default permissions are sufficient to access courses they are enrolled in.



One can grant permissions from either the Domain Detail page or from the Users Tool page.   To grant a user permissions:

  1. Open the Domain tool from the Main Menu; you can also grant permissions with the Users tool.
  2. Select the Permissions in the tabs bar and click Grant.

Select from the dropdown the appropriate role of permission of the user and Save

Grant permissions using the Users tool

To manage a user's individual domain permissions:

  1. Open the User tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Select User ID.
  3. Click on Domain Permissions.
  4. Click Grant [plus sign] assign the appropriate Role.

Cross Domain Permission

Echo Admins don’t need separate accounts in each domain one simply needs Domain Permissions set to the other domains.  This feature is also useful for staff members who travel between schools and need access to courses they are instructing.

Begin by selecting the user you wish to grant permissions to and from the Domain Permissions tab, click Grant.  From the Select Domain screen select the domain(s) and role to assign., and click close and save.

Once you have granted the domain permission to the user you should now see the school that the user has permissions to access.



Additional articles


  • To remove permissions, check the user's box on the Permissions screen and click Revoke from the vertical menu. To revoke multiple users' permissions at once, check all desired boxes before clicking Revoke.
  • Click the Role to edit to make permission changes.
  • To import permissions using a tab-delimited or comma-separated file, click Import from the vertical menu.

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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