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Course Roles control access to the content and tools within a course. Each user is 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. 

Course Roles include:

Course Builder

The Course Builder role has access to most areas of the Control Panel. This role is appropriate for a user to manage the course without having access to student grades.

Course Builders have access to the following areas of the Control Panel:

  • Content Areas such as Information, Content, etc
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Tasks
  • Settings
  • Import Course Cartridge
  • Import Package
  • Resources
  • Course Copy
  • Export Course
  • List Users
  • Discussion Boards
  • Send email
  • Collaboration
  • Manage Groups
  • Tests, Surveys, and Pools
  • Blogs, Journals, and Wikis

Course Builders do not have access to student data or the Grade Center.

Grader

The Grader role has limited access to the course Control PanelA Grader assists the Instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of Assessments. A Grader also assists the Instructor with managing the Gradebook.

Graders have access to the following:

  • Announcements
  • Calendar
  • List of Users
  • Tests, Surveys, and Pools
  • Grade Center and views
  • Course Statistics

Guest

Users with the role of Guest have no access to the Control Panel. Individual areas within the course can be made available to Guests, but none are available by default.

Visitors such as prospective students, alumni or parents may be given the role of Guest.

Instructor

Instructors have access to all areas in the Control Panel. This role is generally given to those developing, teaching or facilitating the class. Instructors may still access a course that is unavailable to Students.

The Instructor role is determined by the listed instructor(s) of record in Banner. All Instructors, primary or secondary, must be added via Banner.

Student

Student is the default Course Role. Students have no access to any areas on the Control Panel. 

The Student role is determined by registration for a course within Banner. All students must register via Banner to be added to a Blackboard course.

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants have access to most course features, including student data and the Grade Center. If the course is unavailable to Students, Teaching Assistants may still access the course. Teaching Assistants are not listed in the Course Catalog listing for the course.

 


For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk
HelpDesk@MissouriState.edu
417-836-5891