This tutorial will show instructors how to change course member roles and give them special permissions. There are 7 different roles that may be assigned to course members (see table below). When someone joins a course, their default role is student.
Highest permission – can edit course settings, grades, manage course groups, issue badges, create tasks and quizzes, etc.
|Teaching Assistant, Instructional Designer, & Field Expert||Instructor type role - shares all instructor permissions except: cannot change member roles and permissions or drop course members, limited access to DropBox and GradeBook|
|Content Editor||Student type role – can be assigned to edit certain tasks|
|Student||Default role upon being added to a course|
|Observer||Student type role – shares all student permissions except does not appear in GradeBook|
PART1: Change Member Role
STEP1: Go to the Roster Tab on the left navigation menu
STEP2: Assign the role by clicking on the gear icon next to a specific member and select “Change member roles/permissions”
STEP3: Choose a role from the drop down menu
STEP4 (optional): Enter the title you would like to display if necessary and check the box to grant the member full access to the GradeBook/DropBox if needed. When finished, click on the blue SAVE CHANGES button
HINT: If you would like to grant a TA, instructional designer, or filed expert access to specific assignments within the DropBox or GradeBook instead of full access, follow the guide below
PART2: Assign Selected GradeBook Items to TA, Instructional Designer and Field Expert
STEP1: Go to the GradeBook from the left navigation menu
STEP2: Hover over the assignment and then click on the gray gear icon that appears next to the GradeBook item to select assignment(s) for the user to grade. Select “Add Grader” from the dropdown menu
STEP3: All course members who have been assigned a TA, instructional designer or field expert role will appear. Check the grader(s) you would like to add and then click on save
HINT: There is no limit to the number of gradebook items that can be assigned to a grader, and you can give and take back the access at any time
PART3: Assign Tasks to Content Editor
After assigning a member the Content Editor role from Role Settings, they do not have access to tasks automatically, access must be granted manually on each task
STEP1: Go to the course homepage and click on the gear icon next to the task you would like to assign to the Content Editor
STEP2: All course members assigned the Content Editor role will appear. Select the member or members you would like to edit and manage the task and then click save
HINT: There is no limit to the number of tasks that can be assigned to a Content Editor.