Course Roles Explained

    Course Roles control access to the content and tools within a Course. Users are 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 edited after enrollment from the Control Panel.


    RoleCan Access
    Access to all areas of the Course

    Cannot delete another Instructor. Students see all Instructors listed in their list of courses.
    Teaching Assistant (TA) - Role is that of a co-teacher
    Has the same access to the Course as the Instructor

    Users (Limited)

    Cannot delete an Instructor.

    Can only add a Student and remove a user from the Course.

    Course Builder
    Course Content/Files

    Course Tools

    Users (limited)


    Packages & Utilities

    Can only add a Student and remove a user from the course.


    No access to Grade Center, Evaluations, Course Reports or Statistics.

    Grader - Assists the Instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of items, such as tests and Discussion Board posts. Also assists in managing the Grade Center.
    Course Content/Files

    Course Tools (limited)


    Grade Center

    Packages & Utilities (limited)

    Access in Course Tools limited to Assessments and Rubrics.

    Cannot add or remove Course Content.

    Cannot add, edit, or remove users.

    Student Can view content only.

    Add content to interactive features.

    Submit assessments

    No access to Course Control Panel.
    No access to the Control Panel and can only access areas that have been made available to Guests by the Instructor. Read Guest Access Instructions >
    No access to student grades or collaboration tools (i.e. Discussion Board).