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5.3 User Information Fields

Roles

You can set the role of the user to Administrator, Instructor, Instructor+create, Proctor, Student, or Guest. Users can have different roles in different classes. For example, an instructor can be a student in a class, with student privileges in that class, and be an instructor, with instructor privileges, in the class that he or she is instructing.

Administrator

An administrator has the ability to create and manage classes and users, and create global proctors.

Instructor

An instructor has the ability to create root-level classes (classes that are not based on shared material). An administrator can give select instructors the privilege to create system users.

Instructor+create

An instructor+create role has all the privileges of an instructor with the additional privilege of being able to create users (guests, students, proctors and instructors).

Proctor

A system proctor has proctor privileges in all classes, except those in which he or she is registered as a student.

For more details on system proctors and class proctors, see Creating Proctors.

Student

A student can register for classes, and perform the following actions from the class homepage: take assignments, quizzes, and tests, view grades from completed assignments, and change his or her password. The default role for a new user is student.

Guest

A guest has no extra privileges at the system level.

Using the Role Manager to Create Roles

You can create custom Administrator, Class or Student roles through the Role Manager.

The Role Manager can be accessed from the System User Manager menu. Once you have selected the Role Manager Option, the Manage Roles page is displayed.

The Manage Roles page is divided into three separate panels: Administrator Roles, Class Roles, and Student Roles.

The Administrator Roles panel contains information about user roles with system administrator privileges and also contains links to create custom user roles with system level privileges.

The Class Roles panel contains information about user roles with class privileges such as creating and editing users, questions, assignments, etc. Examples of users with class privileges are instructors and proctors. You can also create custom user roles with class level privileges.

The Student Roles panel contains information about user roles with student privileges. Student privileges are limited to personal privileges such as viewing their own user, Gradebook and Grade Report information.

Creating Custom Roles

To create a custom administrator role:

1. From the System User Manager menu, select Role Manager

2. In the Administrator Roles panel, click Create Administrator Role

3. In the Edit Roles page, fill out the Role and Description fields in the Role panel

4. In the System Privileges panel, select the privileges you want to assign to this role

5. Similarly, in the Class Privileges and Personal Privileges panels, select the privileges you want to assign to this role

6. Click Submit

To create a custom class role:

1. From the System User Manager menu, select Role Manager

2. In the Class Roles panel, click Create Class Role

3. In the Edit Roles page, fill out the Role and Description fields in the Role panel

4. In the Class Privileges panel, select the privileges you want to assign to this role

5. Similarly, in the Personal Privileges panel, select the privileges you want to assign to this role

6. Click Submit

To create a custom student role :

1. From the System User Manager menu, select Role Manager

2. In the Administrator Roles panel, click Create Student Role

3. In the Edit Roles page, fill out the Role and Description fields in the Role panel

4. In the Personal Privileges panel, select the privileges you want to assign to this role

5. Click Submit

Cloning an Existing Role

Another method of creating a custom administrator role is by creating a clone of an existing role and then modifying the clone.

To clone an existing role:

1. From the System User Manager menu, select Role Manager

2. In either the Administrator Roles panel, Class Roles panel or Student Roles panel, find a role that you want to clone

3. In the table row corresponding to the role you want to clone, click the Clone link

4. Select/remove user privileges for the role

5. Click Submit

Note: You cannot create a custom role with privileges that you yourself do not have.