Moodle: Assigning Roles


Roles In Moodle

Primary and non-primary instructors are automatically assigned in Moodle via information received from the mainframe based off assignments made by departmental staff.  However, on occasion instructors will find that the need to assign additional instructors or add students to a course becomes necessary. 

  • Primary Instructor:     

Primary Instructors CAN do anything within a course, including editing course content and entering and editing grades.  (This is the Instructor of Record on the Mainframe.)

  • Non-Editing Instructor:     

Non-Editing Instructors cannot edit course content, but can view, enter, and edit students' grades.

  • Student:      

Students CAN participate in assignments; however, they generally have few other privileges within a course.

  • Guest Instructor:     

Guest instructors CAN do almost anything that Primary Instructors can do; however, they CANNOT post grades to the Registrar during midterms and finals.

  • Non-Primary Instructor:     

Non-Primary Instructors CAN do almost anything that Primary Instructors can do; however, they CANNOT see or modify grades for students outside of their assigned section or group and they CANNOT post grades to the Registrar.

  • TA (Group):     

Group Teaching Assistants - TA (Group) - CAN do almost anything that Primary Instructors can  do; however, they CANNOT see or modify grades for students outside of their assigned section or group and they CANNOT post grades to the Registrar.

  • Untimed Student:      

Untimed Students is a role that allows for students to take as much time as needed on quizzes and exams, regardless of the time limits set for the activity.

  • TA (No Grade):     

No Grade Teaching Assistants - TA (No Grade) - CAN edit all course content but CANNOT see student quiz responses, assignment uploads or responses, or grades. They also CANNOT see the grade book or modify grades for students and they CANNOT post grades to the Registrar. 

To Add roles for an enrolled user, from ther "Administration" (gear) icon, select "Users" > "Enrolled users".  Users often dispaly the default "Student" role.  To change this, click the Edit (pencil) icon next to the existing role:

Enroll users dialog box depicting the current role and edit icon for a user

A dropdown list will appear showing all available roles.  When a role is selected, it will appear above the user.  You can also click the "X" for any existing role that appears above the user to remove it.  Once all of the desire roles have been selected for the user, the drop down list may persist, covering the "Save" button.

User depicted with assigned roles above and drop down list expanded covering the Save button

Clicking on any blank area of the screen will collapse the drop down menu and expose the Save button, which is depicted as a small floppy disk.  Simply click the icon to save the role changes for the given user:

Save button depicted as a small floppy disk visible below user roles

Resources

For more information on assigning roles, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.

 

Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at ftc@lsu.edu. For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see http://training.lsu.edu.

 

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