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Blackboard - Manage Your Roster and Users (adding TA or Co-Instructor)
Below are instructions on how to change a user's role in Blackboard.
There are several user roles within Blackboard. Below is a list of the available roles and brief description of the tools available to each role:
|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. A Course Builder can still access the Course if the Course is unavailable to Students. A Course Builder cannot delete an Instructor from a Course|
|Grader||A Grader assists the Instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of items, such as Tests and Discussion Board posts. A Grader also assists the Instructor with managing the Grade Center. A Grader cannot access a Course if it is unavailable to Students.|
|Guest||Guests have no access to the Control Panel. Areas within the Course are made available to Guests. 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 access a Course that is unavailable to Students.|
|Student||Student is the default Course Role. Students have no access to the Control Panel.|
|Teaching Assistant||The Teaching Assistant role is that of a co-teacher. Teaching Assistants are able to administer all areas of a course. Their only limitations are those imposed by the Instructor or System Administrator. A Teaching Assistant cannot delete an Instructor from a Course.|
How to change a user's role:
- Click the control panel button to expand the menu on the left side of the page.
- Click on Users and Groups to expand the menu
- Click on Users
- Find the user you wish to change roles
- Click the chevron next to the username of the user you wish to change
- From the popup menu, select Change User’s Role in Course
- Select the role you want the user to have, then click Submit.