Roles control access to specific areas in a UTSOnline site. Every user enrolled in your UTSOnline site will be assigned to a specific role. The most common roles are the Instructor role and the Student role. On this page, we will briefly describe the level of access for each role as well as show you how to change the role of a user enrolled in your UTSOnline site.
The Instructor role *
Users assigned to the Instructor role have full access to the UTSOnline site they are enrolled in. Instructors can add, edit, and delete content. They can also add and remove all users in their UTSOnline site. Instructors can access a UTSOnline site that is unavailable.
As well as having full access to a UTSOnline site, Instructors can request the enrolment of students into their UTSOnline site. When the Learning and Teaching Systems team is requested to make a change in a UTSOnline site, authorisation for the change needs to be provided by an Instructor.
In a Community site, the Instructor role is referred to as the Leader role.
The Student role *
Users assigned to the Student role can only access content that has been made available to them. They cannot access the UTSOnline site Control Panel. Students cannot access a UTSOnline site that has been made unavailable.
In a Community site, the Student role is referred to as the Participant role.
The Tutor role *
Users assigned to the Tutor role have similar access to Instructors in that they have access to most tools and features in a UTSOnline site which includes access to the Control Panel. Their limitation is being unable to enrol or remove Instructors as well as change the role of existing users.
In a Community site, the Tutor role is referred to as the Assistant role.
The Subject Builder role *
Users assigned to the Subject Builder role have access to most areas of a UTSOnline site including the Control Panel. However, they cannot run Subject Reports or access the Grade Centre. They also cannot add or remove an Instructor as well as change the role of existing users. Subject Builders will have access to a UTSOnline site even when it’s unavailable.
In a Community site, the Subject Builder role is referred to as the Community Builder role.
The Marker role *
Users assigned to the Marker role have full access to the Grade Centre. Markers assist Instructors in the grading of items, such as quizzes and Blackboard Journals. A Marker cannot add, edit, and remove content with the exception of quizzes. They also cannot add or remove users. A Marker cannot access a UTSOnline site if it is unavailable.
The Marker role is also referred to in a Community site.
The Guest role *
The Guest role is an optional role that is mainly used for visitors such as prospective students or alumni. Access to UTSOnline site materials can be permitted provided Guest access has been enabled for that UTSOnline site. Guests do not have access to assessments such as quizzes or have the permission to post on Discussion Boards.
The Guest role is also referred to in a Community site.
Changing the Role of a user *
If you are an Instructor, you can change the role of a user in your UTSOnline site such as updating an Instructor to a Student or a Student to a Tutor.
Navigate to the subject Control Panel, expand the Users and Groups menu, and select the Users option (see image below). This will open the Users page.
On the Users page, click the menu icon () next to the Username of the user you wish to update, and select the Change User’s Role in Subject option (see image below).
In the Change User’s Role in Subject page, select the desired role (see image below). Click the Submit button. The user’s role will be updated.