There are five sections within the Administration Center, Home, Users, Programs, Licenses, and Settings.
- Home: The home page gives Admins a quick look at user activity and learner content usage for the account. This snapshot shows logins and time in system for both educators and learners.
- Reports: Account Administrators and Program Administrators can batch run reports and come back to access the data within 7 days. Data will be static in that 7 day window and will be accurate as of time of report generation. On average it takes a few minutes for the reports to process but may take longer depending on how much data is being generated (number of learners, classes, programs, etc).
- Users: The first option under the users tab is Manage. All users linked to the account will appear on this manage users page. Account Administrators are responsible for creating users and the steps for creating a user is the same whether creating an Account Administrator, instructor, or learner account. Users can be assigned to multiple locations, and can be assigned to either Courseware or Edmentum Assessments programs.
- Programs: Creating a program is the first step administrators complete when they get started with the platform. Programs can deliver either Courseware or Edmentum assessments and are attached to a location or locations within the account. A program has to be created before users can be added or classes can be created. New accounts are set up with both a Plato Courseware Program and an Edmentum Assessments program.
- Gradebook: This administrative level functionality provides the ability to set account-wide standardization of Grading processes. Account administrators may set instructor permissions to customize category weights and scales for a course, as well as exemptions score, course category weights and credit settings.
- Settings: Account Administrators have the ability to manage Learner Controls such as Messaging, Notebooks, toggle learner grades ON/OFF, archiving Programs, Classes, and Custom Courses, as well as the Time Zone setting for the account. Account administrators can now set Learner Review settings for Courseware, Assessment Prescriptions and Flex Assignments. In addition, Courseware and Assessment Programs can be set to custom to follow program specific settings.
For more details on these feature, please see the Plato Courseware User Guide.
To Edit a User Account
1) Go to the Administration Center.
2) From the Users tab, select "Manage."
3) Enter search term to search for user by (i.e. Last Name).
4) Locate the user, and check the box to the left of the user's name.
5) Click the "Actions" link to the right of the user's name, and select "Edit user."
6) After making changes, select "Save & Close."
To add or change user's current location go to the Account Structure Locations section, select the location to assign to the user.
Program structure allows schools that use Edmentum products for multiple solutions to have programs that are not location specific, and to have learners from different locations in the same program. Location structure is based on physical district set up and defines where students are going to come from as well as determines licensing.
For more information on Programs, please refer to Plato Courseware Programs
Adding Program Admins and Instructors to Programs: The task of adding instructors to and program admins to programs can now be done with a simple check of a box through the programs tab.
You can set days and times learners will be able to access their assignments by program. Note that the times you set will be based on the time zone you have set for the account.
* Students can now log-in outside of designated hours to review notes (assignments will remain inaccessible).
Account Administrators may enable Learner Review at the Account or Program level from the Settings menu in the Administration Center.
Administrators may choose from the following options:
- Never allow learners to review Courseware assessments
- Allow learners to review Courseware assessments once
- Allow learners to review Courseware assessments an unlimited number of times. *For Mastery Test this option applies to the current instance of the test.
- Enabling Learner Review options applies settings to all students in an account or program
- Learner review applies to Flex Assignments and Edmentum Assessment prescriptions; Exact Path DOES NOT include Learner Review
Class Archive/ Closeout
Admins. can archive classes at the end of a semester or school year to keep their accounts clean and organized. This can be done under Settings > Archive > Classes.
Admin Center Reports Tab makes program and account level report generation easy. Account Administrators and Program Administrators can batch run reports and come back to access the data within 7 days. Data will be static in that 7 day window and will be accurate as of time of report generation. On average it takes a few minutes for the reports to process but may take longer depending on how much data is being generated (number of learners, classes, programs, etc).