As a User Admin, what is parental consent? How can I track it in the system?

As a User Admin, what is parental consent? How can I track it in the system?

For students under 13 years of age, parental consent for the student user to access the system should be obtained.  When a user is added through Seat Management and the Welcome email has been sent, a parental consent email is automatically sent to the Parent (Secondary) email.  This email contains a link that can be clicked to indicate consent for the student to use the system.  Parental consent must be obtained within 7 days of the student gaining access to the online class materials.  An email will be sent each day for the 7 days until the parental consent link is clicked.  After 7 days, the student’s account will be locked, and they will no longer have access to the course materials. 

If the parent cannot respond to the system email, an electronic copy of a parental consent document can be downloaded and used.  An organization may alternatively use its own document and still use the system to track approval. 

Regardless of the method used to gain consent, parental consent can be tracked in the system by the user admin.  Clicking Edit allows the user admin to manage the parental consent.  Under Consent, the admin can enter the date:   

  1. Online shows the date that parental consent was granted using the system emails.
  2. Written indicates when the consent was received in another way.  

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