What are your thoughts on an expanded observer role?

Discussion created by KRISTIE BAYLESS on Nov 5, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 16, 2018 by KRISTIE BAYLESS

We're a mid-size K12 district.  For a while now, we've had a need for classroom support to have access to student work to make comments, but who should not have access rights to change grades.  For example, we have outside experts who work in classrooms with STEM students (e.g. Python Programming) who need to be able to see submitted work and comment on it, but they can not have any rights to the grades.  The same goes for classroom staff assistants.  We appreciate the ability to pair observers to individual students, but often need the expanded observer role to work for all students in the course.

Does anyone have a way to address this?  Having the teacher pair each student individually isn't a good option for us and neither is coming up with ad hoc enrollment files.  If you've figured out a course-role with permission settings that gives access to work without being able to change grades, would love to hear about it!  If you'd like this as a feature request or know of a previous feature request on this, please reply back.