Uses' rights in WebCT
There are four classes of user in WebCT:
Each of the user classes operates as follows:
When signing onto a course, WebCT provides a different view of the course
depending on whether the person signing on is a designer, grader or student.
There is only one administrator account. This person does not sign on to
any individual course, but instead signs on to the WebCT administration
page. Once there the administrator can initialize and delete courses, and
change the passwords of course designers. This person does not actually
configure or add any content to a course, but simply initializes a course
and hands over the new empty course to a designer. The administrator username
cannot be changed. However, the administrator can
change his/her own password.
Each course has one designer account. Normally, the designer is the instructor
of the course. The designer can manipulate the course in any way, create
quizzes, alter grades, check student progress, define student presentation
groups, manipulate student accounts, etc. The designer account name cannot
be changed. The designer password can be changed
by the administrator.
Each course can have any number of graders. A grader has the same privileges
as a student, but can also mark quizzes and manipulate student grades.
The course designer creates the grader accounts.
Each course can have any number of students. Students cannot manipulate
the course content (other than in the student presentation areas as defined
by the designer). Students can change their own
password at the discretion of the designer. The course designer creates
the students accounts.
designer and grader views are supersets of the student view.