If you're just getting started with creating and managing your admissions users' accounts, we recommend you complete the following steps in the order listed.
Create Work Groups to assign permissions to certain types of users (e.g., reviewers, faculty, IT, student staff, etc.). Review the Work Groups Guide for sample Work Groups you can use.
Create accounts for your admissions users. You can decide what program(s) they can access as well as their Work Group permissions.
What are Work Groups?
Work Groups allow you to manage permissions for a group of users instead of separately managing permissions for each individual user. Using WebAdMIT’s Work Groups feature, you can decide:
What actions a user can perform. These functions are granted via permission sets. Each Permission Set determines the options that appear in the user’s Menu Bar, as well as the admissions data they can update.
What applicant data a user can view. You can decide which sections of the application users can view. The data available for viewing is controlled by panels and subpanels that you enable or disable for users, as needed.
As you create Work Groups, you add users to them. You can create as many Work Groups as necessary (each with their own unique permission sets), move users among groups as desired, and change the permissions or viewing ability for all users in any given Work Group. Note that an individual can only belong to one Work Group at a time per CAS and cycle. So, for example, if Bob is both a screener and an interviewer and those roles have different permission sets, you can:
Move Bob from the Screener Work Group to the Interviewer Work Group (and vice versa) as needed, or
Create a hybrid Screener-Interviewer Work Group with a specific set of permissions for people who perform both of those tasks.
The Work Groups feature is available under the Management panel and access to this tool is controlled through Work Groups. You must have the Manage Users and Work Groups permission to create and edit Work Group templates and assign them to admissions users' accounts.
Creating Work Groups
As you create Work Groups, be aware that permissions sets and panels must be used together. For example, if you add the Add Notes permission set to the Work Group, you’ll also need to add the Notes panel.
Additionally, if you restrict a user from viewing a panel of data, they cannot see the restricted information on the Applicant Details Page or full application PDF. They may be able to view the restricted information in other places in WebAdMIT, depending on their Work Group configurations and access to features. As a best practice, we recommend that you thoroughly test current and new Work Group templates to ensure the user has the correct access (e.g., sit side-by-side with a user to compare the Work Group template you built and their view and permissions in WebAdMIT).
To create a Work Group:
Using the Menu Bar, open the Management panel, then click Work Groups.
Select the panels and subpanels that the group can view on the Applicant Details page. The selected panels and sub-panels appear under Panels and Sub-Panels Enabled for Viewing. Review How the CAS Application Sections Link to WebAdMIT for a more thorough understanding of where CAS application information appears in panels and subpanels.
Click Submit to save your template or Return to Manage Work Groups to discard your template.
Permission Sets and WebAdMIT Functionality
To manage features in WebAdMIT, you must activate permission sets in your Work Group template. Review the following permissions to learn which specific features you can control.
Many of these permissions also give you the ability to delete or deactivate templates. If you can permanently delete a template, a warning module appears alerting you of this. If you can only deactivate a template, you can reactivate it at a later date if needed.
Upload documents under Documents panel, Admissions Uploaded Documents subpanel
Manage Users and Work Groups
Allows you to create and administer other users and Work Groups.
Create and edit admissions users' accounts and Work Group templates
Modify Applicants' Custom Fields, Local GPAs, Prerequisites, and Requirements
Allows you to update an applicant's Custom Fields and Requirements, either from the Applicant Details page or in batches. This permission set also allows you to update courses included in an applicant's Prerequisite or Local GPA via the Electronic Transcript.
Update and edit an applicant's Custom Field, Local GPA, Prerequisite GPA, and Requirements that are enabled for their program
Redirect a Single Applicant
Allows you to move an applicant from one program to another. Note that this feature is only available for select application services.
Select an alternate program for an applicant
Request Background Check
Where applicable, this allows you to submit a request for a background check for an applicant. Note that this feature is only available for select application services.
Request a background check under the Personal Information panel, Background Check subpanel
Add, edit, pause, disable/enable, and delete file transfer schedules you can view
Update Last Exported Date Timestamp When Exporting
Where applicable, this enables applicants' Last Exported Date field to be updated when you run an export. Note that this feature is only available for select application services.
Update an applicant's Last Exported Date field based on running exports
Update Last Printed Date Timestamp via PDF Manager
Where applicable, this enables applicants' Document Last Printed Date field to be updated when you run a PDF Manager job. Note that this feature is only available for select application services.
Update an applicant's Last Printed Date field based on running a PDF Manager job
View All Applicants
Allows you to view information for all applicants. Users without this permission can only view their assigned applicants.
View all applicants for the programs you have access to
View Background Check
Where applicable, this allows you to view an applicant’s background check information. Note that this feature is only available for select application services.
View a completed background check under the Personal Information panel, Background Check subpanel
View Other User's Assignment/Interview Results
Allows you to view any applicant’s Assignments and Interviews, both on the Applicant Details page and on the Search Assignments and Search Interviews pages. Users without this permission can only view their assigned Assignments and Interviews.
View the Assignments and Interviews that have been assigned to the same applicants you can view.
Adding Users to Work Groups
Using the Menu Bar, open the Management panel, then click Admissions Users.
Click the pencil icon for the applicable user. Note that you can only add existing users to Work Groups. To create a new user, see the Managing Users topic.
Select the appropriate organization and cycle using the Modify Assignments for Organization drop-down.
Select the applicable Work Group.
Managing Work Groups
To manage existing Work Groups, click Work Groups from the Menu Bar. Changes made to Work Groups take effect immediately.
Reordering Work Groups
Use the grip icon to drag and drop the Work Group into the preferred order.
Editing Work Groups
Use the pencil icon to edit an existing Work Group template.
Copying Work Groups
Use the duplicate icon to copy an existing Work Group template.
Deactivating Work Groups
Use the trash icon to deactivate Work Group templates. Note that you cannot deactivate a Work Group that is currently assigned to a user.