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A 'user' in Interact2 is considered to be anyone that uses the system whether they are students, teaching staff or administrative staff.
Roles in Interact2 determine what a user can and can't do within Blackboard.
Find out what roles exist in your site, how to enrol new users and who is automatically given access to your site.
There are five types of users:
There are three roles available in organisations:
Users should only be manually enrolled as a last resort, students should be automatically enrolled via the Banner system and staff members should be added via the ACSES system by their Faculty Subject Admin team. To enrol users manually:
Organisation Site: users do not automatically have access to your Organisation site, the Organisation Leader will need to manually add these users and place them into an appropriate role. (Note: The user needs to exist within the Interact2 system for them to be added)
Subject/Course Site – Students: student access is automatically granted to your Subject or Course site based on their subject/course enrolment in the Student Administration system, Banner.
Subject Site – Staff: staff access to your Subject site is controlled by the Academic Course and Subject Entry System (ACSES) that is maintained by each respective School. Staff are automatically added and assigned to their appropriate role, based on the definition in ACSES.
CSU Course Site – Staff: CSU Course sites are setup by Division of Information Technology (DIT) by the Course Director requesting the creation of a Course Site through a Service Desk request. The requester, along with any requested staff, are added to the site at the time of creation (any other staff roles have to be added manually by pre-existing staff in the CSU Course Site).
There may be instances where users outside the university would require access to your site. These users will not be able to gain access to your site unless they hold a temporary CSU account.
Such users may include:
Once these temporary users have an account, a staff member with an appropriate permission level will need to manually add these users and place them into an appropriate role.
The process of granting user access for Subject/Course sites should be left to the automatic provisioning that occurs in the university. i.e. ACSES, and the Student Administration System, Banner.
The primary reasons to manually add a user are:
Casual Academics that have a contract with CSU will be defined in the HR system, and can be added via ACSES.