Administrator view

How do I add authors to a course?

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In July 2020, the Author view was made part of the Administrator view, and no longer appears as a standalone view option. Admins with authoring permissions now select the Administrator view > Courses screen. From here they can build and edit courses and review learner reports.

In order to add authors to a course, you must:

  1. Invite or enroll the individual to your site.
  2. Make the user an author using the Administrator view if they don't already have the author role.

1. Invite or enroll the author

Users must join your site before they can be given different roles:

How do I invite people to join my site?

2. Give users the author role

  1. Sign in and Switch to Administrator View using the user menu or the button on your homepage. If you don't see this option, you don't have administrator permissions.
  1. Open the Authors screen and click the Add author button.
  2. Find the user and click Add author, so this user can create new courses.  
  3. From the Assigned courses dropdown, select any existing course(s) that you want this user to have author permissions for.
  4. Click Add author for existing users and Invite new user if not.

Note: You can change which courses an author has access to in two ways:

Add an author to a course

  1. Sign in and Switch to Administrator View using the user menu or the button on your homepage. If you don't see this option, you don't have author permissions.
  1. Open the Courses screen and select the course you want to add the author to.
  2. Click Settings, scroll to the Authors card, and check the boxes next to the desired author(s). If the desired author doesn't appear, they need to be added as an author in your site.
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