Every user in cuLearn is assigned a role. The role specifies the permissions the user has in the course. There are four main roles: Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Designer and Student. Each of these roles is described in more detail below:

  • Student: A Student is the default role assigned to users within cuLearn. Students are able to view course content, participate in activities, and to see their own grades (if made visible by the instructor). Students cannot add or edit materials in the course.
  • Teaching Assistant: A Teaching Assistant (TA) is able to view course content, grade assignments and add marks to the grade book. TAs can also communicate with students through forums, email and other communication tools. TAs do not have the ability to edit or add any content to the course page.
  • Designer: The Designer role is essentially the opposite of the TA, in that Designers can add/edit different components of the course. Designers cannot, however, engage in any grading functions.
  • Teacher: A Teacher in a cuLearn course is the manager of the course. Teachers have the ability to edit the content and activities of the course, as well as perform any grading functions. Teachers can also control course access by adding new users, making the course visible or hidden and controlling access to content.