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Course Roles

Course Roles control access to the content and tools within a course. Each user is assigned a role for each Course in which they participate. For example, a User with a role of Teaching Assistant in one Course can have a role of Student in another Course. The Course Role is set when a User is enrolled. It can also be modified after enrollment from the Control Panel.

Course Roles include:

  • Course Builder: The Course Builder role has access to most areas of the Control Panel. This role is appropriate for a user to manage the course without having access to Student grades. NOTE: A Course Builder can still access the course if the course is unavailable to Students. A Course Builder cannot remove an instructor from a Course.
  • Grader: A Grader assists the instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of Assessments. A Grader also assists the instructor with managing the Gradebook. NOTE: A Grader cannot access a course if it is unavailable to Students.
  • Guest: Users with the role of Guest have no access to the Control Panel. Areas within the course can be made available to Guests. Visitors such as prospective students, alumni or parents may be given the role of Guest.
  • Instructor: instructors have access to all areas in the Control Panel. This role is generally given to those developing, teaching or facilitating the class. instructors may still access a course that is unavailable to Students
  • Student: Student is the default Course Role. Students have no access to any areas on the Control Panel.
  • Teacher’s Assistant: Teaching Assistants have access to all areas in the Control Panel. If the course is unavailable to Students, Teaching Assistants may still access the course. Teaching Assistants are not listed in the Course Catalog listing for the course. NOTE: A Teaching Assistant cannot remove an instructor from a course.

Control Panel Access

Course Builders have access all areas of the Control Panel except the following:

  • Enroll User
  • List/Modify Users
  • Remove Users from Course
  • Course Statistics
  • Gradebook
  • Gradebook Views
  • Performance Dashboard
  • Early Warning System

Course Builders View
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Graders have access only to the following areas of the Control Panel:

  • Announcements
  • Collaboration
  • Course Calendar
  • Course Information
  • Course Statistics
  • Digital Drop Box
  • Gradebook
  • Gradebook Views
  • Messages
  • Performance Dashboard
  • Pool Manager
  • Survey Manager
  • Test Manager
  • Turnitin Assignments
  • Websites

Grader View
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Guests and Students have no access to the Control Panel.

Instructors and Teaching Assistants have access to all areas in the Control Panel.

Instructor and TA View

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