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What user roles are available in Brightspace?

Brightspace versus Blackboard

Below you can find an overview of the Brightspace roles that are currently implemented. The assigned roles within the course and within the university are guidelines. 

Faculty management roles Role within the University Blackboard Equivalent
LMS Coordinator Faculty LMS Coordinators Blackboard Coordinator/Blackboard Coordinator Full
LMS Coordinator light Faculty LMS support staff (student assistants) Blackboard Coordinator light



Course management roles Role within the University Blackboard Equivalent
Instructor Teaching staff members Instructor
Assistant Instructor
Student assistants
Tutor/Teaching Assistant
Course Builder Mostly administrative staff members Course Builder
Grader Teaching staff members Marker



Course participation roles Role within the University Blackboard Equivalent
Student All students  Student

Description of Brightspace roles

Faculty management roles
Short role description
LMS Coordinator
Can access all courses within own Faculty. Within a course same rights as Instructor + ability to enroll staff members as students, not visible in lists.
LMS Coordinator light
Can access all courses within own Faculty. Within a course same rights as Assistant Instructor + ability to enroll staff members as students, not visible in lists.


Course management roles
Short role description
Instructor
Full access to course management, can manage course content, access to course statistics, can release final grade, ability to enroll staff members as course management roles and visible in lists.
Assistant Instructor
Restricted access to course management, can manage course content, no access to course statistics, can not release final grade, visible in lists.
Course Builder
Restricted access to course management, can only manage course content, not visible in lists.
Grader
Restricted access to course management, can only grade/assess students, visible in lists.


Course participation roles
Short role description
Student
Full course participation, can hand in assignments, can participate in discussions, can be graded.