This password gives access to all password protected activities in your domain without overriding each assessment-specific password.
Use domain-wide assessment passwords to facilitate quick reaction time when a password is compromised:
- The system administrator creates a domain-wide password that is relatively easy to remember and provides it to teachers. Teachers give this password to their students to use when accessing password protected activities.
- When a content author creates a password-protected activity, they must provide an assessment-specific password. They can create a secure password without worrying that it will be hard for students to remember or use because students will use the simpler domain-wide password.
- The system administrator can then control how frequently they change the password and can quickly react when there are signs that the password has been compromised.
Domain activity passwords can be used to grant a user access to any password-protected activity in the domain without requiring the activity's individual password. Users are prompted to enter a password only when an individual password is set up for the activity in the activity editor's Visibility and access card.
Domain activity passwords:
- Can be used to open any password-protected activity in a domain.
- Can be used in addition to the activity's individual password(s).
- Are intended to allow teachers or other staff to unlock any activity for a student (e.g., when proctoring an assessment), and should not be shared with students.
- Are not inherited by subdomains.
To create and enable a Domain Activity password:
- Open the More menu in the Admin > Domain tool.
- Select Set activity password.
- Enter the New password and confirm it.
- Select Set.
Once a Domain activity is set, you can find it, remove it, and/or change it using the same window.