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What course roles are available in Blackboard?
Explains the different Blackboard Roles
|Course Builder||The Course Builder role has access to most areas of the course. This role is appropriate for an assistant who shouldn't have access to student grades.|
If the course is unavailable to students, a course builder can still access the course. The course builder can't remove an instructor from a course.
|Grader||The Grader role has limited access to the course. Graders can assist an instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of assessments and surveys. The grader may also assist an instructor with adding manual entries.|
If a course is unavailable to students, the course appears in the course list for a user with the role of Grader. However, the grader can't enter the course until the course is available.
As part of the delegation grading workflow, instructors can assign the ability to reconcile grades to graders.
|Guest||The Guest role allows prospective students, alumni, and parents to explore Blackboard Learn without making any changes to users, courses, or content. Users with the role of Guest are unauthenticated users.|
If an administrator has enabled guest access, instructors can make areas within a course accessible to unauthenticated users.
|Instructor||Instructors have full access to the course. This role is generally assigned to the person developing, teaching, or facilitating the class. If a course is unavailable to students, users with the Instructor role may still access it. The instructor is included in the course description in the. The instructor role can control tool availability.|
|Student||Student is the default course user role. A user with the role of Student submits coursework and participates in discussions. Students can't create or grade course items. Students see private courses in their course lists, but they can't access them.|
|Teaching Assistant||Users with the Teaching Assistant role have access to most of the course. If the course is unavailable to students, teaching assistants may still access the course.|
The teaching assistant isn't included in the course description in the . Teaching assistants can't remove an instructor from a course.