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What is a Content Creator and How Do I Add One?

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A Content Creator is a user that has access to all the features that allow a user to create a course - including uploading Materials and creating Assessments. They are able to assist you with course creation and editing, while not having any other Admin functions like the ability to delete courses, modify users, or access billing information.

To make a user a Content Creator, from the sidebar go to People then Users. Under Quick Actions, click on the Edit User button beside their name. Change their Role to Content Manager and decide whether you want them to be able to view and edit all public content

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With the checkbox unchecked, the Content Manager will not have access to any existing courses, nor will they have access to any AssessmentsMaterials, or Learning Paths already in the platform – they will only have access to what they create/upload themselves. 

With the checkbox checked, they will have full access to all of the Courses, Materials, Assessments, and Learning Paths in your platform.

 

Can a Content Manager also Manage Groups or Courses?

(New Feature - Released in 2020!)

Yes – Content Managers now have the ability to manage specific groups or courses that an Admin has assigned to them

After setting the user's role to Content Manager, click on their name. This will bring you to the user's profile.

Next, click on the Manager Permissions tab in their profile:

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From here, you can quickly Assign them as a Manager of any Group or Course, and also choose their permission levels.

If you click on the Permissions box next to each course or group that they are a Manager of, you can customize the level of access that they have for each specific group or course.

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For example, here are the different permissions that you can choose to assign if they are managing a Group:

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Similarly, here are the different permissions you can assign to allow them to manage a Course:

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Check off each permission that you want to assign to that Manager and then click Save changes.

The various levels of permissions can be set differently for every Manager, and be customized across the different groups or courses that they have been assigned to.

 

*Note Restrictions on User Enrollment:

If a Content Manager creates a new course, they do not have the ability to enroll users into the newly created course - only the Admin has this function.

The only way they can enroll users into the course is if they are a Manager of a Group (they can immediately enroll everyone in their group into the new course), or if the Admin subsequently assigns them as a Manager of that Course.

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