Administrator and Staff Roles in Lt

There are a number of default administrator and staff roles in Lt, with various levels of permissions. Below are summaries of each role, followed by a table that highlights the specific permissions of each. 


Administrator Roles


Instance Administrator

Instance Administrators have the highest level of access to Lt, with complete access and ability to view and manage all of the courses, content, settings, staff, and student accounts within their Instance. You can have multiple Instance Administrators invited to a single instance. Often a primary IT individual and main users or organizers of a course will have access to this role. 

Example of people in this role:

  • IT
  • Primary Lt users (e.g., Lab cooridnators or managers) 
  • Head of Department


Course Administrator 

Course Administrators have the ability to create new courses from scratch, as well as manage, delete, or restore courses that have been assigned to them. Each course can be assigned a single Course Administrator. This individual can customize the course settings (including example data, grading workflows, and report configurations), manage staff and student accounts, and oversee the publishing of content. (Important note: Course Administrators can not automatically see all of the courses and content in an Instance. They only have access to courses which they have created, been assigned or invited to, as well as those specifically marked as having no administrator.)

Example of people in this role:

  • Course coordinators
  • Lab managers or administrators  


Staff roles


Deputy Course Administrator

A person invited to a course as a Deputy Course Administrator has a high level of access in which they can configure course settings, manage staff and students, import, create, and edit lessons, and grade students' work. The permissions in this role are similar to the Course Administration role, however Deputy Course Admins cannot create, delete, or restore courses. There can be multiple Deputy Course Administrators in a single course. 

Example of people in this role:

  • Additional lab managers/administrators
  • Teaching staff who need a high level of access



A person with an Author account can import, create, and edit lessons and modules within the courses they have been invited to by the Course Administrator. The lessons created by Authors belong to the course, not the Author. Authors can have their authoring privileges removed if, for example, they were to leave the institution. 

Example of people in this role:

  • Teaching staff who create or edit content 



A person with a Grader account has access to the kuraCloud Grading interface, and is able to grade and provide feedback on students' work. This role is also appropriate for staff who do not need to author or edit lessons, but need or want to see the content. 

Example of people in this role:

  • Any staff involved in grading student work 
  • Teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Lab demonstrators


The table below gives an overview of the specific permissions in each role. 


Other Roles

If the default administrator and staff roles in Lt do not meet the needs of your department or course, an Instance Administrator can create new roles using the Other Roles card (Instance Administration > Other Roles). Here, the Instance Administrator can edit and create new roles with any combination of four key permissions (detailed in a table at the bottom of this support article). 





The following table explains the various permissions in Lt:

Note: If the prototype analytics feature has been enabled in your instance, then it will be available to those with the Edit course settings or Edit lessons and modules permission.