What are Engage user roles?

This article details the different Engage user roles: Teacher, Librarian, Admin and Learner.

This article is for SNAPPLIFY NEWBIES.

Once you have registered and have added users to the Engage platform, you will need to curate the access that certain users have. 🤔

This is done by assigning user roles to individual users to either restrict access or give permission to navigate to certain sections of the platform and make changes. ⚙️

👉 If you registered your institution's Engage platform, you will automatically be assigned the Admin, Teacher and Librarian user roles. This allows you to access all areas of Engage to ease the set up process. 


There are three user roles for members of staff in Engage:

  1. Teachers have access to the Teacher section (including Prescribed, Store, Resources and Groups).
  2. Librarians have access to the Librarian section (including Library Admin, Owned, Loaned, Wait List, Requests and Blocked) and 'Settings' under the Admin section to set the Loan Duration, Maximum Checkouts and Purchasing Type.
  3. Admins have access to the Admin section (including all tools for user administration and settings for Engage), the Teacher Section (to manage groups and resources) and the Librarian section (to manage prescribed lists and the store). Importantly, only Admins have the ability to assign and edit user roles.

    What about the role for learners? 👦👧👨‍🎓👩‍🎓

    Learners have their own role in Engage. This role ensures that they do not have permission to make changes to your school's Engage platform. They only have access to the Library section, and the ability to check out, return, request and waitlist library books. 

    📚 ALL user roles have access to the Library section to use the library catalogue.

    👉 For more about assigning and editing user roles, read this article.

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