Assigning Roles Moodle ISU 2


Adding another teacher to your course is a way to share ideas, collaborate with your peers, and to help improve the overall quality of your online learning materials.  You can also add users to your course for other reasons such as helping with grading (GTA) or to facilitate ADA accommodations (interpreter).

This guide will help you to:


Role Name


Teacher (Unlisted)

This is a teacher who has access like a regular teacher; however, this individual will not be listed as a teacher in the course for students.

Non-Editing Teacher

Non-editing teachers can teach in courses and grade students, but may not alter activities.

Student (Manual Enrollment)

You can use this role to grant access to course materials to a non-registered user.  Users in the role will have the same privileges as registered students.

Note: We strongly advise that all students be added to courses through the registrar’s office.

Student (with no quiz time limit)

Students that have this role assigned will be allowed to take quizzes but will not have a time limit that other students may have. This role is good for meeting the needs of students will ADA accommodations.

Add a User

To add a User or assign a role to an individual to your course:

  1. In the Administration block, Click on Course Administration.

  1. Click on Users.

  1. Click on the Enrolled Users option.

  1. Click on the Enroll Users button.

Note: The Enroll user’s pop-up box will appear.  

  1. Click on the Assign roles dropdown menu.
  2. Choose the role you wish to assign.

Note: Under Enrollment options, you can set the starting date of the enrollment and the enrollment duration.

  1. In the Search box at the bottom of the window, Type the last name or username of the person you wish to enroll.

  1. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
  2. A Users found list will appear, Click on the Enroll button next to the desired name.

  1. Click on the Finish Enrolling Users button.

Remove a User or Role

To remove a user or any other role that you have assigned:

  1. In the Administration block, Click on Users.

  1. Click on the Enrolled users option.

  1. Locate the individual you wish to remove.

4a.  To remove a Role, in the Roles column,  Click the grey ‘X’ next to the role you wish to   delete.  This will remove the user from that role.

4b.  To remove a User, in the Enrollment methods column, Click the grey ‘X’ under the enrollment date.  The person will be completely removed from the course.


Note:  Registered students are added and removed by the registration system.

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