Permissions within a Course

Last update 24-12-2020

Attached you can find a matrix regarding permissions within a course per role.

Please see below for a quick description per role and the purpose of each role in a course.

Course Management Roles

These are roles with some kind of management rights within a course.

Instructor

The richest role of them all: The full instructor.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Assistant Instructor

Second richest role. Full editing access, but limited access to highly sensitive data. Can grade students, but cannot publish final grades.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Course Builder

Only there to build the course up! No access to ANY user information.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Grader

No editing/creating rights whatsoever. Can assess student and enter grades. Has no content management rights, nor can this role place announcements.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Tutor

Only able to assess students in own section or group, can only post in own discussion area, can only contact own section/group students per mail. Has no content management rights, nor can this role place announcements.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Course Participation Roles

Student

Full course participation rights. Can receive grades, hand in assignments and participate in discussions.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Student Observer

Can only read content that has been made available for them. Cannot hand in assignments, nor can participate in discussions.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Staff Observer

Can read all content hidden and restricted for students. Has access to all student submissions and grades, but has no content management rights, nor can this role place announcements or send emails.

This role is visible on the Classlist for persons enrolled as Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Grader or Staff Observer.

Staff Observer Light

Can read all content hidden and restricted for students. No access to ANY user information and has no content management rights, nor can he place announcements or send emails.

This role is not visible on the Classlist.