Account types

Learn about the different types of accounts, and corresponding rights

Updated over a week ago

There are different types of accounts on our platform. We would like to explain them here. Keep in mind that these accounts are cumulative; every account type has the same rights as the accounts that precede them in this list (except for the Manager account, which doesn't have Author access).

Here is a quick overview:

Student account

A Student account is only able to:

  • Learn: Students can practice, finish assignments and take tests.

  • Ask questions: In classes with a forum, Students can ask questions about the material. In classes with an open forum, they can also answer questions from other Students.

  • Review score and progress: Students can see their own score and progress, but not the score and progress of their fellow Students.

Student view

Teacher account

In addition to what is stated above, a teacher account is able to:

It is possible to give a Student Teacher rights in only one class. The Student then becomes a Teaching assistant in this class.

Teacher view: Teacher tab

Author account

In addition to what is stated above, an Author account is able to:

  • Create original material: This includes theory pages, exercises, and slide shows. They are furthermore able to organize material into sub-chapters, chapters, and courses.

  • Create exams for teacher accounts: Author accounts can organize exercises into exams and set which classes are able to schedule these pre-made exams.

  • Edit existing material: Authors can edit the content that we already have available on the platform. In order to do that, they first have proper access to the relevant authoring group.

Author view: Author tab

Manager account

In addition to what is stated above, with an exception to authoring rights*, a Manager account is able to:

  • Manage user accounts: This includes activating/deactivating/editing accounts of users within their school. This furthermore includes resetting a user's email address or password. They can also upgrade or downgrade accounts (student account/teacher account/author account/manager account).

  • Upload user accounts: They can upload users to the system using a comma-separated values file.

  • Manage classes: This mainly provides an overview of all classes within a school, but also allows the manager to change class names.

  • Manage teachers: This allows the manager to give teacher accounts access to a class, or remove that access.

  • Manage author groups: Create new author groups for their authors and set which author accounts have access to them.

  • Manage departments: They can manage the different departments within their school and set which teacher or author accounts have access to which departments.

  • Manage chapter usage: They can receive an overview of the classes a specific chapter is used in.

    Manager view: Admin tab

*Are you a Manager, but would also like to have Author access? Make a new account with a different email address, and use it just for authoring.

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