Settings

Occasionally, search or browse results include Wikipedia sites. While our curators find value in including some Wikipedia sites, we are aware that educators are of two minds on permitting students to use Wikipedia. Therefore, as an Admin, you can determine whether to allow users in organizations that you administer to have access to the Wikipedia sites.

Similarly, there are some learning resources which are not considered inappropriate but which may cover controversial topics. As Admin, you can also determine whether users in the organizations that you administer are permitted to access those sites that have been tagged as controversial. Many admins, for instance, might choose to block those controversial sites for elementary or middle school users, but not for high school users.

To filter out Wikipedia and/or controversial sites, click Settings in the Admin Tools menu.

NOTE: If you block access to either Wikipedia or controversial sites for an organization, no users, whether teacher, student, or admin, will have access to those sites.

Admin of Single Organization

If you are Admin of only one school, you will see your school listed with the current settings. Click the [edit] link next to your school’s name to access the Edit Organizational Settings dialog box. Just click the radio button next to the setting or settings you wish to change. Then click Save.

Admin of Multiple Organizations

If you are a district or region Admin, you will have a slightly different view of the Settings page. At the top of the page, you will be able to choose the organization you wish to change the settings for, or you can choose to view, and make changes to all the organizations at or below your organization level at once.

Admin Tools – Settings, Select Organization

If you choose to change only a single organization, you will follow the procedure described above for the Admin of a single organization.

If you choose to change multiple organizations, you will be presented with a list of the organizations you can affect. You can then:

  • Choose to change the settings for organizations individually by clicking the [edit] link next to its name.
  • Choose to change the settings for multiple organizations but not all by clicking the checkboxes next to the organizations you want to change, then clicking the EDIT tab at the top or bottom of the list. In this case, you will make the same changes for all of the checked organizations.
  • Choose to change the settings for ALL organizations in the list. To do this, click the Check All tab at the top or bottom of the list. Again, in this case you will make the same changes for all of the organizations in the list.

Once you have selected the organizations for which you are changing the settings, you will get a dialog box that will tell you how many organizations you will be affecting. Just click the radio button next to the setting or settings you wish to change. Then click Save.

Admin Tools, Change Organizational Settings

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