Adding Teaching Assistants

TA roles available

Below is a brief description of some of the differences between the various TA roles available. For a detailed explanation of the TA and other roles available in LEARN please see our Roles documentation.

TA levels 1.5 to 4 are only for TAs since private student data is made available to them.

  • TA Level 4 – Same rights as an instructor (including creating Announcements and Content)

  • TA Level 3 – Can’t create Content and Announcements or see closed courses, but can create the Gradebook

  • TA Level 2 – Can’t see closed courses or create the Gradebook, but can mark online and add grades to the Gradebook

  • TA Level 1.5 – Can mark online, but can’t enter grades in the Gradebook or see closed courses

  • TA Level 1 – same as a student

TA Level 1 can only be added by an administrator. Please email for assistance to avoid situations where instructors might consider using this role for students who are not yet enrolled in their course.

Adding TAs to your course in LEARN

  1. Select Connect from the course navbar.

  2. Select Classlist.

  3. Click the Add Participants button

  4. Select Add an Existing User from the drop-down menu.

    Classlist page with drop down menu under Add Participants. Arrow pointing at 'Add existing users' option
  5. Enter the TA’s Last Name, Username, or Student ID number and hit enter.

    Add exisiting user page with arrow pointing at search bar, arrow pointing at magnifying glass, and arrow pointing at the checkbox beside the users name
  6. Select the checkbox to the left of the name of the appropriate TA in the list of users that appears.

  7. From the Select a Role drop-down menu to the right of the TA’s name, select the level at which you would like to enrol the TA. See TA roles above for detailed information.

  8. Click the Enrol Selected Users button.

  9. After you have successfully added the TA you can click the Done button or the Add More Participants button if you have additional TAs to add.

Changing a TA’s Level/Role

If you add your TA at a certain level, and then later decide s/he needs a different permission level you can change the TA's enrolment in the course.

  1. Select Connect from the course navbar.

  2. Select Classlist.

  3. Select the TA tab.

  4. Select the checkbox to the left of the name of the TA to be altered.

  5. click the Enrolment button.

  6. Use the Select a New Role drop-down menu found beside the name of the TA to choose the new TA level role.

  7. Click Save.

Need help?

Contact LEARNhelp at or 519-888-4567 ext. 41744 for assistance.