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Add an Assistant, Guest Instructor, or Guest Participant

Instructors must manually add these users to their LATTE courses:

  • Teaching or graduate assistants
  • Guest instructors / lecturers
  • Guest students (not enrolled with the Registrar for credit)
  • Guest participants (other guests who can observe but cannot interact in LATTE)
Guest users in LATTE must have a UNet ID to log in. Refer to these instructions for guest users to get a UNet ID.

Academic administrators must contact LATTE Help to be given access to LATTE courses.


Assistant Roles within LATTE Courses 

LATTE has pre-defined roles for assistants or guest instructors/lecturers; each role has unique privileges to access and assign grades and edit course material:

Grading TA - Grading TAs have the most privileges within LATTE. Like an instructor, Grading TAs can create and modify the resources, activities, and files within a course. Grading TAs can grade student assignments and view the gradebook. A Grading TA can see all students' grades within the course.

Librarian or Course Assistant - Course Assistants are able to create and modify the resources, activities, and files within a course, but they do not have access to the gradebook. Use this setting if you want this person to contribute content, but not to have control or access to student grades. You can assign guest instructors or lecturers as "Course Assistants" to help you teach within your LATTE course (such as posting to forums, adding readings and assignments), but allow you to maintain the control and privacy of your gradebook.

Decide which role you want your assistant or guest instructor to play in your LATTE course.


Guest Participant Roles within LATTE Courses

Guest Student - Guest students are able to participate in LATTE courses just as regularly enrolled students, and can submit assignments, post to forums, and be graded.

Guest Participant - Guest participants have "view only" privileges within the LATTE course. They may access readings and materials, but cannot submit assignments, post to forums, or be an active participant in the course.  Also, the instructor must change the course settings to "Allow guest participants" in order for the guest participant to enter the LATTE course.


Instructions for Assigning Roles

Step 1: Log into LATTE and select the course you wish to add the assistant or guest user from the list of courses you are teaching.

Note: If you wish add an assistant or guest user to a metacourse (which has the "-ALL" designation on the course number), you must add them to the individual course sections rather than the metacourse. For more information about metacourses and sections, see our documentation on Sharing Content Across Course Sections.

Step 2: Click on the "Assign Roles" link in the Administration block on the left-hand side of your course homepage.

Step 3:  Click on the role you wish to assign.

Step 4:  Enter the name or UNet ID of the person you wish to add as an assistant in the text field next to the "Search" button, and then click "Search." The person must have a UNet ID in order to be added. (See this information on UNet IDs for guests.)

Step 5: From the list of search results that appear after the search, click on the name of the person you wish to add as an assistant, and then click the left arrow button. The person's name must be highlighted before you can add it.

NOTE: Even if only one name appears in the search results, you still must click on that name and highlight it before clicking on the left arrow, otherwise it will not be added successfully.

After you click on the name in the right hand column and then the left arrow in between the two columns, the name will appear in the left hand column, indicating they are now assigned that role.

If the name is not added as expected, make sure that you have selected the name from the search results list--by clicking on the name itself--before you click on the left arrow.

Step 6: Return to your course homepage by clicking on the course code of the course in the upper left hand menu.