With the release of the District Dashboard and the ability to manage multiple schools under one console, comes the ability to delegate control of certain restrictions to School level administrators using Hierarchical Profile Locks. This enables District level admin users to specify which restrictions must be enforced across all schools within the district and which restrictions can be enforced or relaxed by School level admin users. To achieve this we use the padlock system:
Within the Profiles section of the District Dashboard, each restriction has a small padlock next to it. Clicking on this brings up the following options:
The padlocks operate on a Traffic Light system which is clearly labelled on each page.
Red Padlock - The restriction within this profile is enforced and cannot be changed by a school admin user, it also cannot be overridden using another profile.
Amber Padlock - The restriction within the profile cannot be edited by a school admin HOWEVER this restriction can be enabled if another active profile overrides this profile.
Green Padlock - This restriction can be edited within the profile by the School admin as they see fit.
A district level administrator wishes to block the use of the camera.
The 'Disable Camera' restriction is enforced from the Restrictions section of the Baseline profile. The padlock is then changed to Red meaning that this restriction is enforced at the school level and cannot be changed by anyone other than the District level administrator - this also means that no other profiles can be used to enable the camera.
If however, the District level administrator wished to disable the camera as a default setting but wishes to delegate final decision to the school level admin user, then the Amber padlock would be used. This would block the camera whilst the Baseline profile is active but would allow the School level admin to enable this using a conditional profile.