Team Admin: Feature Access Settings

Team Admin: Feature Access Settings


  1. Team Creator: A team member who has license access to the screen capture and editing tools and the associated Team Plan features.
  2. Team User: A team member who has an account on Screencast-O-Matic and can enable account-specific features (hosting, collaboration, backup and restore, sharing).

Note: A creator license is use-based (not user-based). This means that a license is consumed only when a Team Member launches the tools.  Licenses rotate each month, so they can be shared across Creators each month.

Team Plan settings

Team Plans have optional settings that you can configure for the tools (screen recorder and video editor) when they are launched.  As a Team Admin, you have the option to:
  1. Enable Backup and Restore Services: Team Users will be able to set up secure and private backup and restore for local media files to save disk space and work across machines.
  2. Configure Publishing Options: By default, all upload options and Save As are available. However, you can choose not to display all of these options in the screen recorder and video editor.
  3. Configure Chromebook Save Locations: You can save Chromebook recordings to local disk, to Google Drive (recommended), or to both, when a team member selects a save location.

Feature Access Pages with a unique URL can also be configured when needed.  You will need to configure an access page for:
  1. SAML: When you have SAML configured to enable Team Creator access to the screen capture and editing tools and associated Team Plan features, this page will be used to redirect to your network login for authentication into your Team Plan.
  2. Tools access without user accounts: Your team plan can allow users access to the creator tools without having to create a user account.  The feature access page is used to grant licenses to Team Creators who need access to the tools and Team Plan features.

Team Feature Access Pages

You can configure a default Team Feature Access Page that includes user accounts and optional page(s) that allow access to the tools without creating a user. This enables you to support unique features for different Creator groups.

To configure these settings, click Team Features Access from the left menu located in Settings

To modify the Feature Access Default settings, click the pencil icon (). 

A menu is displayed that you can use to configure your Team features.

Upload Endpoints are the publishing options presented to your Team Creators when publishing from our tools.

Save Locations (Chromebook) are the locations that your Team Creators can select for saving their recordings if they are using a Chromebook. It is recommended that you limit the save location to Google Drive

Secure Backup gives you the option to enable Backup and Restore, which will be presented to Team Creators when using the Content Manager on both Windows and MAC.

If you add Team Members by manually inviting them to your Team Plan, you are now finished with Team Feature Access settings.

If you use SAML for Team Member authentication into your Team Plan or you don't create users in your Team Plan, you will need to configure a Team Feature Access Page.  To do this, toggle Access URL to On and follow the steps below.

1. First, specify a unique Access URL for your page. This URL will be formatted as[unique url].

2. Optionally, you can enter a Page Title, which is displayed at the top of your unique access page.

3. Designate the Security Options. These options control how licensing will be enabled for Creators to gain access to the tools.
  1. If you configured SAML in Authentication settings, select the SAML Login radio button.
  2. If you will not create users in your Team Plan and want to protect your access page with a password, select the Require Password to Access Page radio button and enter a password.  You will need to share this password with your Team Creators.
  3. If you will not create users in your Team Plan and do not want a password to protect your access page, select the None radio button.

Once you configure you access page, you will need to share the unique URL with your Team Creators so they can visit the page and launch the tools. 

Custom Access Pages (optional)

You can create Custom Access Pages, which have different settings than the Feature Access Default settings. This enables you to define settings for different groups of Creators. Custom Access Pages only support Creators that don't have a user account as part of your team plan.  An example of using this option is a school district that wants to enable all features for teachers but limit features for students without creating student accounts.

To create a Custom Access Page, click +New Access Page () under No Account Required: Custom Access Pages.

A simplified settings page is displayed. This page enables you to configure Upload Endpoints and Save Locations for Chromebooks, as well as your Customer Access Page unique Access URL and Page Title

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