Disabling Class Content Downloads

Some institutions do not want to allow users, students in particular, to download class-published content. The Download capability is enabled for all institutions by default, but can be disabled at the section level by an Instructor, or across the institution, organization, or department by an Administrator.

Once disabled, users cannot download content from the Class List page. Content owners can always download content they own.

To disable downloads of class-published content across the institution

  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. From the Settings menu, select Institution Settings.
    The Institution appears at the top of the list and is selected by default.
  4. Navigate to the organization or department you want to set the default for, or remain on the Institution in the left panel.
  5. On the right side of the Institution Settings page, click Features.
  6. Under Features, disable the Content downloads toggle switch (it is enabled by default).
  7. Check or uncheck the Allow override checkbox to determine whether this toggle setting can be changed at any of the lower levels.
  8. Click Yes on the confirmation message that appears.

Download functionality is now disabled for classes. This has no effect on content residing in the Library page.

NOTE: If disabled at the institution/organization/department level (and overrides are not allowed), instructors can still see the download toggle on the section Settings page, but it is dimmed, meaning they cannot change the setting.