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About Subscriptions

Some districts have objective-aligned course materials that they would like to provide to teachers or authors who are assembling courses. Content publishers may have content repositories of objective-aligned resources and content that they would like to provide to those same teachers or authors. We created subscriptions to enable these types of content publishers to grant read and search access to others and to make it easy for the content consumers to find and use the published content in their courses.

We use these terms to define subscriptions:

Subscriber
The user or group of users who have a subscription to some courses.
Subscribed-to Content
Content that a user can access because they have a subscription to that content.
Subscription
Permission given to a subscriber to access some courses. A subscription may have a start and end date that defines when the subscriber can access the content.
Accessing Subscribed-to Content

BrainHoney does not limit the number of subscriptions you can have. Each subscription gives you access to more material. The course Syllabus includes a Search panel where you can search all subscribed-to content. The search results are relevance ranked like familiar web-based search pages, and you can drag items from the search results panel directly onto your course syllabus.

The search panel has a Sources dropdown that lists your subscriptions. You can choose "Any" to search all subscribed-to content, or choose a specific provider to search only content unlocked by that subscription:

sources dropdown list

Defining a Subscription

There are two key elements to a subscription: the subscriber and the content. The subscriber can be either an individual user, or it can be all users in a domain, optionally filtered by a role.

The content can be either a single course, or it can be all courses in a domain. So you can create four types of subscriptions:

subscription types

You can also assign a start and end date to a subscription to control when subscribers have access. With this flexibility, you can create many types of subscriptions, including these samples:

Managing Subscriptions

You can choose to create or manage subscriptions from either the subscriber's (User or Domain) administration pages or from the content (Course or Domain) administration pages, it does not matter which side you choose. When managing the subscriber's subscription, query the appropriate subscriber and click the "Subscriptions" tab. When managing the content's subscribers, query the appropriate content's administration page and click the "Subscribers" tab.

For example, to subscribe the user Kate Gammon to the Math 110 course, you can query the Kate Gammon user and click the Subscriptions tab:

user detail page

Alternatively, you could query the Math 110 course and click the Subscribers tab:

course detail page

To subscribe the user Kate Gammon to all the courses in the Helmon Content domain, you can query the Kate Gammon user and click the Subscriptions tab:

user detail page

Alternatively, you could query the Helmon Content domain and click the Subscribers tab:

course detail page

To subscribe all users in the Helmon School domain to the Math 110 course, you can query the Helmon School domain and click the Subscriptions tab:

domain detail page

Alternatively, you could query the Math 110 course and click the Subscribers tab:

course detail page

To subscribe all users in the Helmon School domain to the Helmon Content domain, query the Helmon School domain and click the Subscriptions tab:

domain detail page

Alternatively, you could query the Helmon Content domain and click the Subscribers tab:

course detail page