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Course Access Request

MUSC Brightspace Roles for Credit Bearing Courses

All individuals in roles accessing credit bearing courses must be affiliated with MUSC and have the appropriate University sponsorship to access Brightspace.

Instructor
Course Support
Teaching Assistant (Editing and Grading)
Teaching Assistant
Auditor

To request access to a course, please complete a Course Access Request form

If you are a Course Director, College Support Staff, or College Dean, you may make a bulk request for course section access using a Bulk Course Access Request form

If you are accessing these forms from off-campus, a VPN or remote desktop connection must be established first.

Instructor

Instructors are actively teaching, editing, and grading within courses. These Individuals must be identified in Faculty180/Interfolio and must be qualified to teach the course. They have the highest level of permissions in the course in D2L. These individuals are typically named during the Course Activation process, well in advance of the start of the semester. 
Role and Use Cases  Permissions Access Restrictions
Instructor is the default role assigned to faculty in charge of courses
The Instructor is the manager of the course.
Instructors can edit the content and activities of the course and perform all grading functions.
This role also controls access to course content.
Appears in classlist.
Announcements — full access
Assignments and Assignment grading–full access
Attendance– full access
Calendar– full access
Checklists– full access
Classlist– full access
Content– full access
Discussions– full access
Grades and Grading– full access
Groups and Group enrollments– full access
Import/Export/Copy Components to and from org units
Quizzes– full access
Role switch – learner 
Impersonate a specific user
Enroll or unenroll users into course
Edit navbars, homepages, or widgets
Edit the start or end date of course 


 

Course Support

These individuals have access to students’ grades and other FERPA-protected information. Most individuals who would appropriate in this role are high-level Administrative Support or Student Support staff whose job responsibilities involve supporting all levels of the course.  Most of these individuals will likely have already been designated in the Course Activation process (exceptions are when new individuals are hired in these positions mid semester).  Individuals with this access must have justifiable need to know student grades and other FERPA protected information. 
 Role and Use Cases  Permissions  Access Restrictions
Course support is for anyone supporting the course as a need-to-know (i.e. co-instructors and administrative staff)
The Course Director must attest to this individual needing this role in the course.
Course support can edit the content and activities of the course and perform all grading functions.
Appears in classlist.  
Announcements — full access
Assignments and Assignment grading–full access
Attendance– full access
Calendar– full access
Checklists– full access
Classlist– view access
Content– full access
Discussions– full access
Grades and Grading– full access
Groups and Group enrollments– full access
Quizzes– full access  
Switch roles
Impersonate a specific user
Enroll or unenroll users into course
Edit navbars, homepages, or widgets
Make course active or inactive
Edit the course information including start or end date of course
No access to intelligent agents


 

Teaching Assistant
(Editing and Grading)

These are individuals serving the entire class as a Teaching Assistant, and who in that role need access to edit the course, as well as grade work and assign grades. These individuals must have defensible need to know student grades and other protected information for FERPA purposes. 
 Role and Use Cases   Permissions  Access Restrictions
The Course Director must attest to this individual needing this role in the course.
TAs are able to view course content.
TAs can also communicate with students through forums, email and other communication tools.
TAs have the ability to edit or add any content to the course page.
TAs can give feedback, give grades, and access the gradebook.
This role appears in classlist.
Announcements – full access
Assignments – full access
Attendance – view access
Calendar – full access
Checklist – view access
Class Progress – full access
Classlist – view access
Content – full access
Discussions – full access
Groups – full access
Grading – give feedback or grade assignments or quizzes Gradebook – full access
Role switch – learner 
Switch roles
Impersonate a specific user
Enroll or unenroll users into course
Edit navbars, homepages, or widgets
Make course active or inactive
Edit the course information including start or end date of course
Edit the start or end date of course delete/add/edit assignment folders and quizzes or edit evaluation properties for assignments and quizzes


 

Teaching Assistant

These are individuals serving the entire class as a Teaching Assistant who need access to the full course including the classlist, attendance, discussion boards, etc. (all of which is FERPA-protected information) but not to student grades. These individuals must have a need to know the information above for FERPA compliance.
 Role and Use Cases   Permissions  Access Restrictions
The Course Director must attest to this individual needing this role in the course.
TAs are able to view course content.
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.
TAs cannot give feedback, give grades, or access the gradebook.
This role appears in classlist.

 

Uses: Teaching Assistants who need access to all of the content as well as the classlist to support to course.
Announcements – full access
Assignments – view access
Attendance – view access
Calendar – full access
Checklist – view access
Class Progress – full access
Classlist – view access
Content – view access
Discussions – full access
Groups – full access
Role switch – learner 
Switch roles
Impersonate a specific user
Enroll or unenroll users into course
Edit navbars, homepages, or widgets
Make course active or inactive
Edit the course information including start or end date of course
Edit the start or end date of course delete/add/edit assignment folders and quizzes or edit evaluation properties for assignments and quizzes
Give feedback or grade assignments or quizzes
Access to gradebook
Create/edit/delete course content
Create/edit/delete any posts


 

Auditor

Auditors can view the course content only (including Panopto links). These individuals do not have ANY ACCESS to FERPA-protected information. There is no need to defend this level of access for FERPA compliance.  
 Role and Use Cases   Permissions  Access Restrictions
Auditor are able to view course content only.
Auditor do not have the ability to edit or add any content to the course page.
This role does not appear in classlist.
Announcements – view access
Assignments – view access
Calendar – view access
Content – view access
Switch roles
Impersonate a specific user
Enroll or unenroll users into course|
Edit navbars, homepages, or widgets
Make course active or inactive
Edit the course information including start or end date of course
Access classlist or groups
Access quizzes or awards
Access discussion boards
Give feedback or grade assignments or quizzes
Access to gradebook Create/edit/delete course content