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What are the different roles within a course?

There are 5 roles available within a course on OpenLearning. They are as follows:

  • Course administrator

  • Facilitator

  • Assessment designer

  • Assessor or

  • Learner

Except for learners, you can assign a user to multiple roles. As a course creator (i.e. the person who created the course URL), you are automatically assigned to all roles except Learner.


Course administrator

A Course administrator has the highest level of permissions available within a course. They can add, edit, and remove content, create activities, manage course settings, and add, edit, or remove other users' roles within the course.

Course Administrators can access the following navigation tab tools:

  • Course setup

  • Learner admin

  • Credentials


Facilitator

A Facilitator can access the Learner admin tab and has the ability to enrol learners, check learner's progress and engagement, set up and remove pre-enrolment questions and manage the course's timeline.

Facilitators can access the following navigation tab tools:

  • Learner admin

    


Assessment designer

An Assessment designer can access the Assessment tab and has the ability to create assessment reports and customise the alignment of activities to learning outcomes.

Assessment designers can access the following navigation tab tools:

  • Learner admin

  • Assessment

  • Credentials


Assessor

An Assessor can access the Assess Learners section of the Assessment tab and has the ability to review and evaluate learner work via reports created by assessment designers.

Assessors can access the following navigation tab tools:

  • Learner admin

  • Assessment > Assess learners


Learner

Learners don't have access to any of the Course setup, Administer learners, Assessment, or Certification tabs.


By checking and unchecking particular boxes, you can give each staff member any combination of these permissions.

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