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Student Accounts

Several middle school
students sit at a table working on laptops and tablets.

Students under 18 years of age are currently not eligible for their own DCMP membership. However, adult members can create student accounts for them. This provides a student with his or her own username and password, allowing them access to media designated by the main account holder. Each student account can be shared among teachers and parents who have a DCMP account. Members can also create classes, or groups, of students to more easily manage the assigning of media permissions.

Student accounts are restricted DCMP accounts designed for direct use by your students in the classroom or at home and are not full-featured accounts. They are not linked to an email address. Therefore, password management is the responsibility of the teacher or parent managing the student account. After setting up student accounts and setting permissions, you may give your students their login credentials and allow them to use DCMP on their own.



Creating a Student Account

Log in to your DCMP account. Once your login is successful, you will see your account page.

Scroll down and click “New Student Account.”

New Student Account

Enter your student's first name, last name, a username of your choice, and a password. Then click “Create Student Account.”

Repeat this process for each of your students.


Creating a Class for a Group of Students

On your account page, scroll down to Classes and click “New Class.”

New Class button.

Type the first class name (e.g., Chemistry) and select the students you’d like to include in this class.

Click "Create Class.”

Repeat this process for each of your classes.

To add or remove student accounts to the classes later on, click “edit” beside the class name.


Assigning Media to a Class

While browsing by topic and subject, you’ll notice a silhouette icon beside the topic name.

Screen shot of Biology
topic with silhouette icon of an adult and two children.

Click the silhouette icon and select the students or groups for which you’d like to assign permission to the topic. After making your selections, click “Save Changes.” This process can be repeated for any topic, subject, or individual title you choose.

Manage Permissions
screen shot with list of students with check boxes.

Manage Permissions
screen shot with list of students and Class name of "Biology" with
check box.

Note that assigning a topic gives permissions to all subjects and titles under that particular topic. Similarly, assigning a subject gives permissions to all titles under that subject. This creates what are called “inherited permissions.” Students with permissions to a particular topic or subject inherit access to all existing and future titles cataloged under those topics or subjects, unless you choose to exclude a title or subject.


Sharing Student Accounts

Sharing student accounts allows you to manage only those permissions that are relevant to your lesson plan, while allowing others to independently assign media to the same student. Through sharing, students only have to manage one account.

To share a student account, go to your account page. Under student accounts, click “Share” beside the student’s name.

Type the DCMP username for the teacher or parent with whom you’d like to share the student account and click “Share.” They will receive and email asking if they accept your shared student account. Once accepted, this student account will appear in their list with a note indicating the student was shared by you.


Excluding Media

To revoke access to an item assigned by another teacher or parent, navigate to the subject or title for which you would like to exclude or remove access. Select the subject or title.

Click the silhouette icon beside the subject or title name to bring up the Manage Permissions dialogue.

If the subject or title has a checkmark, simply uncheck the box.

If you are removing permissions from a particular title and see a solid blue square, rather than a checkmark, this indicates that the permissions are inherited from a topic or subject above this title. The example below shows a teacher-created class called Chemistry.

Screen Shot of Chemistry
class with checkbox with a square in it.

To revoke access to a particular title, click the square a couple of times until you see a red "X." This indicates you have revoked access to this title for the Chemistry class, even though they have permission to view everything else in the Chemistry subject heading.

Click “Save Changes.”

Check box with a
square. A square indicates inherited permissions.

Check box with a red X. A red "X" indicates revoked or denied permissions.

Check box with a
checkmark. A checkmark indicates explicit permissions.


You can tell if permission to a title has been granted by another teacher or a parent by the distinction "Via."

Screen shot of list of
students with check boxes. James Smith has checkbox with square. Underneath,
"via: Rob Flynn."

If you revoke permissions set by a teacher or parent with whom you share a student account, you will see a dialogue box. In the example below, the dialogue box states “Rob Flynn (another teacher or parent) has assigned this permission. We will send an email to Rob Flynn with your account name and email address indicating you have changed this permission.” This allows the two student account custodians to discuss the permissions directly.

Click “Save Changes.”


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