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Available roles and permissions

There are a variety of roles available for use within Course Site. The roles most commonly assigned to individuals by instructors in courses include: TA (teaching assistants), Grader, and Visitor. For a quick overview and easy-to-understand chart showing the available roles and their permissions, please see Course Site Roles and Permissions.

Please note: All academic Course Site courses are fed faculty and student enrollment information from Banner as soon as the registration/assignment has been entered into Banner. In order for faculty to be associated with their Course Site course(s), they must be entered as the instructor of record for that course in Banner. There is no need to manually enroll properly-registered students into course sites. However, here's what to do if you are an instructor and a student appears on your course roster but does not appear in your Course Site course.

Adding users to a course and assigning available roles

To add and user and assign them a role (e.g. TA, Grader, Visitor) in your course, first log into Course Site and navigate to the course in which you want to enroll them.

  1. Go to Administration block > Course administration > Users > Enrolled users


  2. On the Enrolled Users page that loads, click the Enroll users button (typically at the top right or bottom right of the page).

    This page will also display other potentially useful information about enrolled users. The Enrollment methods column will show the method via which each user is enrolled (manual, Banner, Course meta link, etc.)


  3. The Enroll users pop-up window will appear (pictured below). Use the Assign roles drop-down menu to choose the correct role.

    You will only see roles for which you have permission to grant. If you do not select a role, the person will simply be enrolled in the course and show up in the list of users but unable to interact with the course in any capacity due to the lack of assigned role.
  4. Browse or search for the user. You can search on last name, first name, or username, by entering the search string in the search field and pressing the Enter key on your keyboard or clicking the Search button.
  5. When you have found the person to enroll, click the Enroll button in the row corresponding to the person you want to enroll (or opposite the user's name and email).
  6. When you have finished, click the Finish enrolling users button (or simply close the enroll users box).