How to set your portal to online/offline and public or private

 

This article outlines how to turn your course online/offline, and how to set your portal to public or private.


You can change the status of your institution, based on where you are up to in your portal creation and launch process.

When you're setting up your portal, it's best to keep the portal Offline. This means that you can continue editing and building your portal, without anyone else being able to access it.

Anyone who tries to access an Offline portal will see the following screen:

This includes Institution Admins and Staff who are not logged into their OpenLearning account.

When you're ready for others to access your portal, you should turn it Online.

Go to Institution Settings > Institution Marketing > General

Toggle between Offline and Online


You can set your Institution Type to be Public or Private.

  • Public means that anyone with the link to an Online portal can see the portal page
  • Private means that anyone with the link to an Online portal will be directed to an institution login page

Go to Institution Settings > Institution Marketing > General

Select Public as the Institution Type

 

An example of what a user sees when an institution is set to Public and Online:

Go to Institution Settings > Institution Marketing > General

Select Private as the Institution Type

 

An example of what a user sees when an institution is set to Private and Online:

 


In this scenario, you can keep the portal as Offline, as no one else requires access to it.

In this scenario, the best option would be to set the portal to Online and Private.

This means that:

  • No one can access the course without having first been invited (see how to invite users to a portal)
  • Admins and Staff who access the portal URL will see the login page, instead of the "Oh no!" message that appears for an Offline course.

In this scenario, you should set the portal to Online and Public.

In this scenario, you should set the portal to Online and Private. You also need to invite students to the portal before they can access it.

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