How do I know what the User Roles in Blackboard are in relation to the Modules Database? (Staff)

Tutors can be added to a module in AStRA with a specific role, these will provide the user with the following access levels in Blackboard:

Modules systemBlackboard
Lecturer 01 Instructor
Tutor 02 Instructor
Assistant 03 Teaching Assistant
Grader 04 Marker
Builder 05 Course Builder
Blackboard Dept Admin 07 Departmental Administrator
Subject Librarian 09 Academic Services Librarian
Course Viewer 10 Viewer
Additional Lecturer 11 Instructor
Additional Tutor 12 Course Builder
External Examiner 13 External Examiner
Aspire Administrator 14 Aspire Administrator

Note: Individuals can have only one role per module, so consider which level of access best meets your needs.

Lecturer 01

Can only be added by the Timetable Office. All other roles can be added via AStRA.

Instructor, Tutor, and Teaching Assistant

Gives access to almost everything in the Control Panel for those modules. Anyone assigned one of the first three roles in the Modules system will appear on the staff list for that module in Blackboard and on the Module Information web page. Instructors and Teaching Assistants have access to the Turnitin and Blackboard Assignment tools. In the Blackboard under tools, students automatically have access to the email addresses of all Instructors and Teaching Assistants.

Marker

Only gives access to the Grade Centre. Note: Graders only get access to a module when it's live. Markers have access to the Turnitin and Blackboard Assignment tools. Graders do not appear to students as teaching staff in the Blackboard module and are not listed on the Module Information web page

Course Builder

Gives you access to everything in the Control Panel except the Assessment section. Course Builders are NOT able to access the Turnitin, or Blackboard Assignment tools. Course Builders can still access the module even if it isn't live. Course Builders also do not appear to students as teaching staff in the Blackboard module. Course Builders appear on the Module Information web page.

Departmental Administrator

Gives access to almost everything in the Control Panel for those modules. Staff assigned the Departmental Administrator role will not appear on the module database, Departmental Administrators have access to the Turnitin and Blackboard Assignment tools. In the Blackboard under tools, students automatically have access to the email addresses of all Departmental Administrators. Departmental Administrators do not appear to students as teaching staff in the Blackboard module, or on the Module Information web page.

Subject Librarian

Is reserved for members of the Information Services Academic Services team. It allows the Academic Services staff to view available module content for purposes of checking reading lists and supporting students. Subject Librarians do not appear on the Module Information web page.

Course Viewer

May be used to allow staff to view resources in the module. Only available materials are visible and Course Viewers can't view Panopto recordings. Course Viewers do not appear on the Module Information web page.

Additional Lecturer

Is a direct copy of Instructor role. It is a good role for staff needing to undertake some marking in the module. It is not linked to the timetable so should only be used for staff not taking part in timetabled activities. Additional Lecturers appear on the Module Information Web page.

Additional Tutor

Is a direct copy of the Course Builder role. It is a good role for staff needing to add course materials or view materials in the module. It does not have access to Turnitin so cannot be used for anyone needing to do marking. It is not linked to the timetable so should only be used for staff not taking part in timetabled activities. Additional Tutors appear on the Module Information web paage. 

External Examiner

Is a direct copy of the Instructor role. It allows access to Turnitin and the Grade Centre. External Examiners should be advised not to alter any materials or marks. External Examiners are not listed on the Module Information web page.

Student

Gives access to view the Blackboard module. There is no access to the Control Panel. Registered students are automatically assigned this role.