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Within Myplace there are a number of formal and informal roles that can be assigned.

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Formal Roles

Formal roles are defined in PEGASUS and can only be updated via the PEGASUS Roles and Responsibilities application.

All of the formal roles are constrained by Student Business / HR rules, and may not be assignable if a particular user doesn't satisfy those rules.

Formal roles and academic contracts

Staff who are no longer formally employed on academic contracts cannot hold formal roles on classes.

TitleAlso Known AsDescriptionCapabilities granted
Lecturer
Typically these members of staff are responsible for the content and / or delivery of the course itself.
  • Can create, edit, delete and maintain Myplace class sites
  • Cannot view identities of students whilst Blind Marking is enabled
  • Can grade students
  • Can be made responsible person for activity marking & feedback return
Class Administrator
This is the member(s) of staff who have administrative responsibility for the class.
  • Can create, edit, delete and maintain Myplace class sites
  • Can view identities of students whilst Blind Marking is enabled
  • Can grade students
  • Can be made responsible person for activity marking & feedback return
Class Organiser

Module Registrar

Module Coordinator

This is the member of staff with overall responsibility. Typically this will be the member of staff who gained approval for the module.
Class Contact
This is the member(s) of staff who may be contacted with regard to any enquiries about the module. They may be academic or administrative staff. This role must be held in conjunction with another role.
  • Displayed as contact for the class on class information
(PEGASUS) Tutor
This role allows the assignment of University staff who do not fall into any of the preceding roles, for example teaching assistants.
  • As for Lecturer
Electronic Marks Returner
This role is allocated to members of staff who are responsible for the return of student marks to Student Business. This role must be held in conjunction with another role.
  • Can prepare and send class marks to Student Record System

Users are able to maintain their own roles and responsibilities. In addition administrative staff in departments typically have access to maintain other members of staff' roles

For issues with assigning staff via Roles & Responsibilities see Add Formal Staff Roles to a Class.

Informal Roles

Informal roles may be assigned directly within Myplace and represent users that have a less formal responsibility to the class.

TitleAlso Known AsDescriptionCapabilities Granted
Tutor
This is a "catch all" teaching role. It is frequently used with Limited Access accounts or for users that may only need to be a "member of staff" on the class for a short period of time.
  • As for Lecturer
Non-editing TUtor
This is a teaching role that has no capability to modify the content of the class site.
  • Cannot modify content of courses
  • Can grade students
Visitor
This is a limited access role that allows access to the materials in a class, but does not allow the user to do any of the activities.
  • View content that does not result in a grade (i.e. Resources only).

All management of Informal Roles is the responsibility of the local, owning department to maintain. Myplace support will not assign or un-assign roles that can be locally managed.

For issues with assigning staff to informal roles, see Add Informal Roles to a Class

Other Roles

A number of other roles may be assigned by the Myplace Support Team to accomodate specific business practices. 

If you wish to assign users to this role please contact learning-technologies@strath.ac.uk

Myplace support will not assign to a user any role that they have requested themselves. All requests should come from the user's line manager.

TitleDescription
Faculty / Departmental AdministratorThis role affords the same capabilities as the Class Administrator role, but may be assigned at a category level. Typical uses are where a member of staff has responsibility for a large number of modules and it would be overly burdensome to allocate them to each module individually.
Faculty / Departmental Learning Technology AdvisorThis role is only assignable at category level, and is for staff with a responsibility to support Learning Technology over a wide range of modules (e.g. a department). This role may also afford access to additional tools not normally available to staff.
Learning Technology AdvisorThis role is only available to Myplace Support Staff.

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