Add a User to a Course

This process is to add employees (including adjunct) to courses, not students. To add a student to your class, see Reconcile Your D2L and iStar Rosters.

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Click VTAC Support on the navbar. You will be prompted to login with your Lone Star credentials.
    Single Sign-On Screen
  3. On the VTAC Support page, scroll down, and then select the User Access tab.
    User Access tab on VTAC Support page
  4. Choose the Add a User to Your Section form.
    User Access forms on VTAC Support page
  5. Select the appropriate term for your current course.
    Select Term option on Add a User form
  6. Make sure the correct course is highlighted in blue.
    Select a course option on Add a User form
  7. Select the access to grant to the user. There are five levels of access that can be granted.
    Access level option on Add a User Form
  • 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 or copy courses, but they can view setup options and preview quizzes and surveys.
  • Scribe-Interpreter - Users (scribes, interpreter) will have a similar role to students, but will not be able to take quizzes or search for students.
  • Advisor - Users will have a limited view of student information but no editing ability in the course. Viewing access includes Class Progress, Classlist, Groups, Manage Files and Quizzes.
  • 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.
  • Faculty - Users added as faculty will have the same rights as the original faculty member, including editing content, quizzes, etc.
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.
  1. Enter the username or ID number of the user, and then click the Lookup button. To find the username, click see the instructions below.
    First and Last Name field on Add a User form
  2. After you click Lookup, the user's name will be highlighted in blue below the name fields. If it does not, either the user is not in D2L or you have misspelled the name.
  • You may also click the Populate button to see a list of other instructors teaching the same subject.
    Populate button on Add a User form
  1. When you have the person you want highlighted in blue, click the Submit button in the last column.
    Submit button on Add a User Form
NOTE: If you want to change the access level of someone who is already in the course, contact LSC-Online staff through VTAC chat.