Blackboard: Changing the role of a course member

Roles within a Blackboard Course

There are several roles available within a Blackboard course.

The Student role is self-explanatory. Roles suitable for staff members are: Instructor, Course Builder, Teaching Assistant, Marker, External Examiner, Guest and Non-UoR Staff.

For details, see Blackboard: Course Roles

 

Enrolling Users

You can choose a user’s role when you enrol them on a course:

Go to Control Panel > Users and Groups > Users > Find Users to Enrol.

You can now choose the role you wish to give the user using the drop down menu.

Changing a Role

If you subsequently need to change a user’s role

  • Go to Control Panel > Users and Groups > Users.
  • Find the user whose role you need to change, and click on the editing arrow which appears when you hover over their username.

The course roles you can select for the user:

  • Course Builder
  • Marker
  • Instructor
  • Student
  • Teaching Assistant (TA)
  • Guest
  • External Examiner
  • Non-UoR staff
  • Mentor

Tick the radio button beside the role you want to give the user and click Submit.

 

Organisation Roles

You can use exactly the same process within an organisation.

Roles in organisations are: Participant (equivalent to Student), Leader (equivalent to Instructor), Organisation Builder, Assistant, Marker, External Examiner, Guest and Non-UoR Staff.

Role and availability menu within a Blackboard Organisation