Moodle Roles
Posted by Melinda Barnsley, Last modified by Jason Neenos on 03 December 2019 08:54 AM

To align with the policy of adding users to Moodle courses, the following roles have been created in PSU’s Moodle Instance. 

Internal Observer - This role is designated for employees of the university to be added to courses. This allows for access to course content, including hidden material, but viewers in this role are unable to edit content or see grades (thereby avoiding student privacy concerns). If Internal Observers have the role of teacher in another course, they can import Moodle course content from the Moodle page being observed to their own Moodle course with Internal Observer access. The Internal Observer role is used for teaching observations or course content sharing. If you want to add an Internal Observer you should send a request to the Help Desk at This will be automatic and does not require approval.

Leader – This role is designated as for organizers of non-Banner/CRN course. A leader has all the capability of a teacher in a course, with the added ability to enroll and unenroll users from a Moodle Site.

Graduate Assistant (GA) – This role is designed for graduate students who are to assist in the instruction of a course and have the same abilities as a teacher. Send requests to add a GA to a course to Kristen Hersom at:

Teaching Assistant (TA) – This role is designed for undergraduate students who are to assist in the instruction of a course. TAs are able to alter course activities but do not have access to grades in a course.  Send requests to add a TA to a course to Kristen Hersom at:

To add “Co-Instructors” please make requests directly to the Registrar's Office at: In this role viewers have the ability to edit course materials and access student grades. This should only be used for PSU faculty who need this level of Moodle access for course management. Co-Instructors will be entered into Banner and given immediate instructor status on Moodle.

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