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I would not mix accounts because of confusion leading to unintended consequences. What if Google let you log in as multiple gmail accounts at the same time? I don't know about you but I would feel like I was walking on egg shells the entire time worried about doing something intended for one account but accidentally spilling over to the other accounts. ...


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I would base the decision on the actions John will be taking. Is he/she adding users to multiple campuses in one session? If he/she will be performing batch actions on, or viewing/using data from multiple campuses, then you might just want a campus selector on each tool/data. (Or, make it tags/filters if data is shared for multiple campuses...) If John ...


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It is a data integrity thing. I may have edit permission and I may be selecting field values for copy paste. But I don't want to inadvertently change a value. Also a view only mode typically will have less clutter. Like a date - you just show the date and not a date control. An enumeration you just show the current value and not pull down to select ...


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This looks like a typical CRUD application. CRUD stands for create, read, update and delete which are standard database actions with each it's own query. It might just have been easier to create a GUI on top of that than rethinking a whole new concept. Your conclusion is probably right that it doesn't make much sense to the user, it was designed to meet a ...


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It sounds to me like your assessment (in the second paragraph) makes complete sense. There could be legacy reasons why it is built the way it is now.


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How about like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups



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