User Roles + Permissions

As an instructor, you are able to choose the roles of people you add to your course.  The role with full access is Teacher, while other roles have certain restrictions outlined below.

Generally, it is important to know whom you have given access to course information, particularly sensitive information like student work and student grades.  It may be helpful to discuss the roles and capabilities that you grant to another colleague when granting them access to your course site.

As a reminder, instructors cannot add students to courses.  Students are added to courses automatically to match their registration through the student services course registration system.

 

Role

Category

Capabilities

Student

 Edit Create student collaborations and web conferences
Participate Post to discussion threads; See list of users; Send messages to individual course members; View discussions
Collaborator  Manage Moderate discussions (delete, edit, lock posts/topics)
Participate Post to and view discussion threads

TA

 

Edit

Add, edit and delete calendar events; Change course state; Create student collaborations and web conferences
 

Manage

Manage assignments and quizzes; Manage course files; Manage groups; Manage alerts; Manage all other course content; Manage learning outcomes; Manage wikis; Moderate discussions (delete, edit, lock posts/topics)
Participate Post to and view discussion threads; See list of users; Send messages to individual course members; Send message to the entire class; View analytics pages; View and link to question banks; View group pages; View usage reports

 

*note: TAs do not have access to grading

Teacher

Edit Read SIS data; Add, edit and delete calendar events; Add, edit and delete other teachers, course designers, or TAs; Change course state; Create Assessing Rubrics; Create student collaborations and web conferences; Edit grades
Manage Manage assignments and quizzes; Manage course files; Manage groups; Manage alerts; Manage all other course content; Manage learning outcomes; Manage wikis; Moderate discussions (delete, edit, lock posts/topics)
Participate Post to and view discussion threads; See list of users; Send messages to individual course members; Send message to the entire class; View all grades; View all students’ submissions and make comments on them; View analytics pages; View and link to question banks; View group pages; View usage reports

Grader

Edit Create Assessing Rubrics; Edit grades
Manage Manage wikis
Participate Send message to the entire class; View all grades; View all students’ submissions and make comments on them; View group pages

Observer

Participate

Join conferences; Read and preview most pages and documents within pages
 

Designer

Edit Add, edit and delete calendar events; Change course state; Create student collaborations and web conferences
Manage Manage assignments and quizzes; Manage course files; Manage groups; Manage all other course content; Manage learning outcomes; Manage wikis; Moderate discussions (delete, edit, lock posts/topics)
Participate Post to and view discussion threads; See list of users; Send messages to individual course members; Send message to the entire class; View and link to question banks; View group pages
Librarian  Edit Add, edit and delete calendar events; Create student collaborations and web conferences
 Manage Manage (add/edit/delete) files and pages; Moderate discussions (delete, edit, lock posts/topics)
 Participate Post to and view discussion threads; Send messages to individual course members; Send message to the entire class