What are Departments?
A Department on SOWISO is a group of Teachers or Authors, who all have access to certain course material.
For example, your school might have a couple of different faculties, who might not want to share their materials with each other. In this case, you would want to create a Department for each of the faculties.
In the example below, you can see that both Teachers and Authors can belong to departments. For example, Teacher A has access to Department 1, but not to Department 2.
Inside of a department are courses. These could be courses made by SOWISO, or courses made by external Authors.
Following the example mentioned above, Teacher A who has access to Department 1 can use the Engineering course in their class (for practice and tests). Teacher A doesn't belong to Department 2 and therefore doesn't see nor can use the Economics course.
❗ Keep in mind:
If a user doesn't belong to any department, they will see all the course materials of that school. Make sure to have all your users properly sorted into departments.
Make a new department
To create a new department, go to Admin-Manage departments- New department. Enter the name of your new department and click on the plus.
To add teachers to your new department, go to Manage departments and choose teachers from the list.
Manage existing departments
To manage existing departments, go to Admin-Manage Departments, and choose the department from the drop menu. On the left side, you will see all the teachers that are already in the department. On the right side, you will see all the available teachers that you can add to the department.
Click on the plus to add, and on the minus to remove a teacher from the department.