SRS Update 1-1-23
Today we're taking a look at the latest updates to SRS. Hopefully, these updates will make adding users and their access levels a little easier to understand. To begin with, it's important to clarify that what SRS has historically referred to as "Privileges" should really be viewed as an "Access Level," or what you can do within the application.
The first change you might notice is we have updated the access level name from Case Manager to Student Manager. With the addition of 504 users, it was quickly made clear to us that folks weren't quite sure which permissions these new users should have. The permissions associated with Student Manager are still exactly the same as Case Manager, but this change should make it more applicable for all users. These are the same permissions a 504 Coordinator will need for managing their teams which is the same as the IDEA student manager.
Next, we combined "Specialist/Consultant" & "School Staff/Teacher" into one access level, "Student Team Member." Both of these "roles" had exactly the same permissions, so it only made sense to combine them into a single access level.
And finally, the last change we've made is to the Student Teams page. Previously, a users’ lowest privilege level was displayed after their name. Since this text isn't displayed anywhere on screen or on the printed copy, we just removed it.
We have also added a brief description of each access level to the request Access Level screen to help making request a new account or adding new permissions to existing accounts a little clearer.
Now as a reminder, if you are a School Manager and you think you may ever need to be assigned as a student's case manager on the edit student screen, you will need to add the Student Manager access level for each school.
Just to clarify a school manager without the student manager permission level is still able to added to a student's team as a team member.
We're always trying to improve SRS to provide you with a better working experience. If you are interested in learning more about the features or tips and tricks of SRS, please check out the Knowledge Base through the help tab in SRS. And if you have any other questions, feel free to submit a ticket to our helpdesk.