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Adding a TA

NOTE:  You will not be able to add someone to your D2L course as a TA if that person is already enrolled as a student.  This person will need to withdraw from the course before they can be allowed to be a TA.  Currently enrolled students cannot be a TA of the same class as this could be considered a violation of FERPA.

Adding a TA to your course

Step 1: Inside your course click"Classlist" on the right side of the yellow navigation bar.

Step 2: Click on "Add Participants" and then "Add an existing user".

Step 3: Ignore the section "Enrollment Options". Under "Add Existing Participant" search for the person you want to add.

Note: You can search by ODIN ID, First or last name, or PSU email.

Step 4: Once you see the person's name listed below, click in the box to the left of their name to select the user.

Step 5: Under the Role column, use the drop-down box to select what role you would like them to have in your course.

Step 6: Click on the "Enroll Selected Users" button on the bottom right corner below the list of names.

Step 7: A pop-up box will appear as the user in enrolled. When the enrollment has been successfully completed D2L will display a confirmation message.


3 Types of TA roles in D2L

TA - Grader : This is the role we created for TA's that can only grade items (lowest level of access for a TA).

TA - Teaching Only : This is the role that we created for TA's to grade and interact with students. This type of TA can post in the Discussions, create news announcements, and grade items (middle level TA access).

TA - Course Building : This role is the highest level of TA and has almost all the same access as an instructor (the only things this role cannot do is activate the course and change the start/end dates of the course).

Other Types of Roles in D2L

Student-Incomplete : This role is exactly the same as the Student role, except that instructors are able to use this role. As an instructor, you can add anyone into your D2L course as student using this role, as long as they have an ODIN ID. Anyone added with this role, will see the role of "Added Student" in the Classlist. They will have exactly the same access and usability of the course as any other student.

Faculty Guest : This role is almost exactly the same as the Instructor role, except that it cannot activate a D2L course or change the Start and End dates of a course. If an instructor wants to add other instructors to their D2L course, they can use this role.


Changing the enrollment of a TA

Step 1: In your classlist, click the box to the left of the user's name that you want to change.

Step 2: On the menu of buttons above the list of users, click the button that displays "Change enrollments for selected users" when you hover on it.

Step 3: Select the role for the user to have with the "New Role" drop down menu. (NOTE: The first choice on this list is "-- Unenroll --")

Step 4: After selecting the new role, Save your changes.

Step 5: A pop-up box will appear asking to confirm your change, click on YES to continue or NO to cancel.

Step 6: When you return to your classlist, that user's role should be changed.