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There are several user roles that can be added to your course. For example, you may have a teaching assistant who will be entering grades, or a guest who will be viewing course materials. 

Important items about adding users to a for-credit course:
  • Student Role - No one should be added to your course with the role of Student. Students are only enrolled in courses via registration and the synchronization between Banner and Blackboard.
  • Instructor Role - Instructors should only be added via Banner. If you are not seeing the courses you believe you are assigned to teach you should contact your department; however, if you’d like another instructor to be able to view your course you may add them with this role.
  • Guest or Teaching Assistant Roles - Once you add someone to the course, you will not be able to remove them. If you have manually added a TA or Guest and now need to delete them from your course, please contact the Help Desk.

See Legacy Course Roles to determine the level of access for your Teaching Assistant or Guest.

Step-by-step guide

  1. From the Control Panel, click Users and Groups, and then click Users.

  2. Click Find Users to Enroll.

  3. In the Username box, type the person's BearPass login (abc123). If you have their BearPass login, you do not need to select Browse to search for them.
    Click Browse and use the Search list and search terms to find the user. Click Go to search.

    The best practice for adding a user to your course is to first ask them for their BearPass login. The BearPass login is the most reliable way to add a user to your course. The search function often does not find all possible users.

  4. If you are using the Search function and find the user, click the checkbox next to their name, and then click Submit. The Username field will be populated with their information.
  5. In the Role list, select the role you want to assign the user.

  6. For Enrollment Availability, click Yes to allow the user to enroll. Or No, if you want to make the enrollment available later.

  7. When you are finished, click Submit.


For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk