Roles and Permissions for D2L Brightspace


Descriptions for the various D2L Brightspace roles




What are the permissions for each of the roles in D2L Brightspace?



The list of available roles in D2L Brightspace currently include:

  • Student
  • TA
  • TA-plus
  • TA - View Grades
  • Instructor(2)
  • Student Incomplete
  • reviewer
  • TA -CMST
  • ABET Reviewer



Student: The student role is the typical role for students in a course.  The role allows them to do learner-based actions and activities in a course. The student role has no course setup or modification ability.

TA: The TA (Teacher's Assistant) role allows users enrolled in that role access to course-based student data, some course modification, and a more complete view of the course.  For example, a TA can see dropbox submissions, view content items in draft status and add/delete course content.

TA-plus: This role is the TA role, plus access to the gradebook. Users in this role can both see and edit items in the gradebook.

TA - View Grades: This is the standard TA role as above, but they can view the gradebook/grades for students in the course.

Instructor(2): The Instructor(2) role can't delete discussion posts, change classlist enrollment, and can't enroll anyone at the Instructor or Instructor(2) level.  Instructor(2) can enroll student, TA, TA+ roles.

Student Incomplete: Instructors should use this role to accommodate course incompletes. The role simply allows a student access into a previous term's course.

reviewer, TA - CMST and ABET Reviewer:  These roles should only be used by the people or departments for which they were created.





Article ID: 123421
Tue 12/29/20 4:39 PM
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