Understand Roles

Roles determine what actions users can perform in Collections. Certain roles have pre-defined permissions.

Some permissions, such as selecting a profile image, are determined by your role and cannot be changed. Other permissions, such as visibility options, can be adjusted from the default settings under Setup > Collections Policies.

To make changes to the default digital setup roles, see Set Access Levels and Roles.

Refer to the following table to see which permissions are assigned to various members of your school or district by default:

Collections role Users with this role can...

Administrator

Faculty

Instructor

Member

Mentor

Staff

  • Make any of their collections visible to any level by default.
  • Copy an editable or view-only link in their private collection, and send it to anyone.
  • Share any of their collections by email with anyone.
  • Collaborate on a collection with anyone by sending an invitation.
  • Submit a collection to Google Classroom for anyone to view.
  • Select a personal photo, emoji or sticker for their profile image.

Learner

Student

  • Only create private collections by default.
  • Copy an editable or view-only link in their private collection, and send it to anyone.
  • Share any of their collections by email with anyone by sending an invitation.
  • Submit a collection to Google Classroom for an assignment submission.
  • Only select emojis or stickers for their profile image. They cannot upload a custom image.

Alumni

Observer

Other

  • Make any of their collections visible to any level when configured under Main Menu icon. > Setup > Collections Policies.
  • Copy an editable or view-only link in their private collection, and send it to anyone.
  • Share any of their collections by email with anyone by sending an invitation.
  • Submit a collection to Google Classroom for an assignment submission.
  • Only select emojis or stickers for their profile image. They cannot upload a custom image.

Guest
(anyone not logged in to Destiny)

  • View any public collection that is not owned by a Learner or Student.
  • Generate a PDF from any collection visible to them.
  • Make any of their collections visible to any level when configured under Main Menu icon. Setup > Collections Policies (requires Destiny Admin login). Also, Guest must log in to Destiny Discover.
  • Copy a collection from the Public tab (Guest must log in to Destiny Discover).