Block Lists
  • 17 Jan 2024
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Article Summary

Teachers can create block lists that contain sites to be blocked during class sessions. When starting or scheduling a class, the teacher can choose which block list to enforce during that class session.

To create a new block list, go to the Web links menu and click on the Block Lists tab. From this screen click Add Block List.

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In the List Details section on the left, you can enter a Name and Description for the block list.

You can also change the visibility of the block list. Enabling the Make block list public to all users toggle will allow other teachers in your district to apply those block lists to their own classes. However, other teachers cannot edit or delete public block lists. Other teachers can clone public block lists to customize their own copies.

In the Sites section on the right, click Add, then add the sites you want to block in the field, separated by commas. Once you've finished, click Add.

When your block list is ready to go, click Save in the upper right corner.

Using a Block List

You can use a block list when starting a class by expanding the Options menu, then clicking the plus button under the Use block list field.


This will open the block list selection window. You can search for a block list or filter to just your block lists using the controls at the top of the window.


Once you have selected a block list to use for this class, click Select.

You can also do the same when scheduling a class from the Class Schedule options. For more information, see Scheduling classes.


Notes on Block Lists

  • When a student navigates to a blocked URL, they will see a message that the site was blocked by a teacher, and the name of the block list in use.

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