Add a User to a Course (Not a Student)

  1. Go into the course in Brightspace.
  2. In the Support widget, click User Access, then click the Add a User to Your Section link.
    Location of Add User to Your Section link
  3. Fill out the empty fields in the form that opens.
  4. Users to Add:Location for looking up faculty by name.
    • Type the first and last name of the faculty member you wish to add. Click Lookup.
    • From the results, place a check in the checkbox box next to each user you wish to add.
    • The Populate button may be used to populate other faculty members who teach similar courses.
  5. There are four levels of access that can be granted.
    Location of role selection
    • Student – Users added as a student will have all the rights of a student and will show up in the grade book.
    • Faculty – Users added as faculty will have the same rights as the original faculty member, including editing content, quizzes, etc.
    • Observer – Users will have a similar role to students, but will not show up in the gradebook. Observers can view student data, including User Progress. Observers cannot participate in discussions, but have the ability to view setup options and preview quizzes and surveys.
      NOTE: An observer may have already been placed in your course through iStar. Observers show up on the All tab of the Classlist, not the Student tab, but they are listed with a student role.
    • Teaching Assistant – Users will have access to add and modify course content, the ability to post news announcements to the course, and the ability to participate in discussions. Teaching Assistants will also have faculty level access to the course calendar.
  6. If you want to change the access level of someone who is already in the course, choose the new access level and use the comment field to inform LSC-Online staff that this user is already in the course, but you want to change the user’s access level.
  7. When you have finished with the form, click the Submit button.