How do I set permissions for a course-level role in an account?

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After you have created a course-level role, you can review the default permissions set by each course-level role. Permissions grant or deny access to specific features within a course and are applied to any user granted a specific course-level role. Users are added to a course role when they are manually enrolled in the course or via SIS import.

Depending on the role, you may want to override the defaults to create custom permissions.

To learn more about course permissions, view the Course Permissions PDF.

Open Account

Access Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Permissions

Open Permissions

In Account Navigation, click the Permissions link.

Open Course Roles

Open Course Roles

Click the Course Roles tab.

Set Permissions

Set Permissions

To override any permissions, locate the name of the permission. In the column with the appropriate course-level role, click the opaque enable (green check mark) or disable (red X) button [1]. In the permission menu [2], choose the new permission by clicking one of the permission options: enable, enable and lock, disable, disable and lock, and use default.

Locked options keep the setting from being changed by subaccount admins in a lower account.

Once you override a permission, the button icon will no longer be opaque.

Note: If a permission icon does not display as a button, you cannot change the permission [3].

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