Capabilities give users the right to perform specific tasks in the software. Capabilities are sometimes known as rightsaccess, and/or privileges.

What determines which capabilities you have? When you were added to the Renaissance Place software, your position in the school or district was selected (such as teacher, school secretary, assistant principal, etc.). In Renaissance Place, each position is part of a user group, and the capabilities that most users have is based on the user group they belong to.

  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Academic Testing Coordinator
  • Admissions Director
  • Curriculum Director
  • Custodian — District
  • Director of Education
  • Food Service Director
  • Gifted/Talented Director
  • Library/Media Director
  • Other District Staff
  • Personnel Director
  • Reading Specialist
  • Secretary — District
  • Special Education Director
  • Technology/Computer Director
  • Title I Director
  • Vocational Education Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Librarian/Reading Coordinator
  • Principal
  • At Risk Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Custodian — School
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • ESL Coordinator
  • Food Service Worker
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Interpreter
  • Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Other School Staff
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Nurse
  • School Psychologist
  • Secretary — School
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Therapist
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Teacher Appraiser
  • Teacher Facilitator
  • Teacher Supervisor
  • Technology/Computer Coordinator
  • Teacher — Accelerated Reader
  • Teacher — ESL
  • Teacher — Lead
  • Teacher — Special Duty
  • Teacher — Special Education
  • Teacher — Star Early Literacy
  • Teacher — Star Math
  • Teacher — Star Reading
  • Teacher — Star Reading Spanish
  • Teacher — Substitute
  • Teacher — Team
  • Teacher — Visiting
  • Team — Accelerated Reader
  • Team — Star Early Literacy
  • Team — Star Math
  • Team — Star Reading
  • Team — Star Reading Spanish



For students and parents, you don't select a position when you add them - they are automatically placed in the "students" or "parents" group.

To see a list of the default capabilities for new users added to each user group, select the links below. These are the capabilities that the group will have if no changes have been made by the district or school administrator.

Capabilities can be changed, but only by district administrators or school administrators. (Teachers cannot view or change their capabilities.) Administrators can change capabilities for users already added to the software, those who will be added to the software later (new users), or individuals. For more information, select one of the links below.

Editing or viewing default capabilities for existing users in a group

Editing or viewing default capabilities for new users in a group

Editing or viewing default capabilities for individuals

Some capabilities affect all of Renaissance Place. Other capabilities are specific to certain products in Renaissance Place. The products listed below have their own additional capabilities; for more information, click the product name:

Your user group determines which Home page you have access to. After your name in the upper-right corner of each page, the program shows which Home page you are logged in to. This is important if you have been assigned more than one role in the software—you can always tell which role you are using.

If you have been given more capabilities, you may have a Change Role option available from the Home page. You may need to use the Change Role option to choose a different user type so you can see some of the links that you need.