User roles & permissions

User roles & permissions

 

Administrator

Teacher

Student

Liaise with Wordshark re the account -details of email address to be kept safe

Only 1 per school address

X

X

Edit school details and settings

Yes

X

X

Add / Edit Groups

Yes

Yes

X

Archive Groups

Yes

only your own group(s)

 X

Add / Edit / Archive / Delete Teacher(s)

Yes

X

X

Add / Edit / Archive  Student(s)

Yes

only your own student(s)  

X

Reset students in Supershark

Yes

Yes

X

View all Student logins

Yes

only your own

X

Set work

Yes

Yes

X

Create own lists

Yes

Yes

Yes

Share own lists

Yes

Yes

 

Create own courses

Yes

Yes

 

View all Student records

Yes

only your own student(s)  

X

View own records

No scores are kept

No scores are kept

Yes

Edit own profile

Yes

Yes

Yes

Browse games & play games

Yes

Yes

Yes

Take the Shark Challenge

X

X

Yes

Play Supershark

X

X

Yes

Browse all courses

Yes

Yes

Only in Free Play


'Administrators': 

There is only one 'Admin' role (the 'Wordshark Administrator') in Wordshark but you can add as many members of staff as needed and they will have 'teacher' roles.
A dministrators have all the ‘pure admin functions’ plus, (by default) Teacher user functions. It is advisable to leave this setting as the default, as deactivating teacher functions is a one-way process.
The  administrator role can be assigned to someone else by signing in, going to the main dashboard, and clicking on ‘Edit My Profile’. 

Who should be the administrator? 
Often this role is taken on by the SENDCO, the Literacy Co-ordinator or the Head of Department.
Some administrators choose to share their login details with the IT department to help set up the program, especially when there are a lot of students to add to Wordshark. Either way, it's useful to mention 'whitelisting' to the IT department to make sure Wordshark Online isn't blocked, for example, by the school firewall. If the IT department is helping set up the program, afterwards the administrator can simply change the password if they wish.
To give an idea of what the administrator needs to prepare:
  1. A list of staff that are going to use Wordshark, and their emails
  2. Names of 'groups'  that each of the teachers with work with
  3. A list of students and which of the above groups you wish to place them in
The administrator then continues to have full view of all other teachers and all student records throughout the term of the subscription and continues to be the only person who can add additional teachers.
If the administrator does deactivate their teacher functions, (a one-way process), if needed, a separate Teacher account (using a different email) can be set up. 

'Teachers' can:

Add/edit/share their own groups
Populate their own groups from a general list or add new students
Perform teacher functions such as Set Work, reset Supershark, reset Shark Challenge, create lists and courses and share these, look at student records
Browse games, courses and word lists

'Students' can:

Access Supershark (default)
Access Supershark and any Set Work
Access Supershark and any Set Work, and all other courses – using the Switch button – (but only if granted Free Play by the teacher/administrator)
Create and access word lists that they create themselves (this is in addition to any lists created for this student) You may prefer to stipulate that an adult must be present, eg to make sure that spellings inputted are correct

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