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Modify a User's Role

Change the role of a course participant.

About User Roles

Each user is assigned a role for every course in which they are enrolled. Users may have different roles in different courses. For example, a user with a role of Teaching Assistant in one course may have a role of Student in another course. Your role determines what you see and have access to. The default role is Student.

Different Types of User Roles

Student is the default Course Role. Students have no access to the Control Panel.

Guest has no access to the Control Panel. Areas within the Course are made available to Guests. Visitors such as prospective Students, alumni or parents may be given the role of Guest.

Grader assists the Instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of tests. A Grader also assists the Instructor with managing the Grade Center. A Grader cannot access a Course if it is unavailable to Students.

Teaching Assistant is a co-teacher, able to administer all areas of a course. Teaching Assistants have access to all tools and features in the Control Panel. If the Course is unavailable to Students, Teaching Assistants still have access to the course. Teaching Assistants are not listed in the Course Catalog listing for the course.

Instructor has access to all areas in the Control Panel. This role is generally given to those developing, teaching or facilitating the class. Instructors may access a Course that is unavailable to Students.

Course Builder can access most areas of the Control Panel except Student grades. A Course Builder can still access the course if the course is unavailable to Students.

Modifying User Role and Availability

  1. Go to Control Panel > Users and Groups > Users.
  2. Locate the user via the search box.
  3. Use the drop-down menu next to username > Change User’s Role in Course.
  4. Set the Role and Availability > Submit.

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