General Info on User Roles
Assigning a role to each user brings clarity to the account structure and makes it possible to isolate several organizations within one account. Each role allows users to perform a set of tasks called privileges.
iSpring LMS has five user roles:
- Account Owner (AO)
- Administrators (A)
- Organization Administrators (OA)
- Publishers (P)
Account Owner - The Account Owner role allows a user to perform all possible functions within LMS. This user has full permissions to iSpring LMS account settings, billing information, content and users
Administrator - Administrators help Account Owner to manage the system. Admins have the same set of permissions as Account Owner but doesn’t have an access to the billing options and can’t cancel iSpring LMS membership.
Organization Administrator - Organization Administrators have full access to user profiles within their own organization. There, they can add, remove, or edit user profiles that fall under the following roles: Org Adminis, Publishers and Users.
Publishers - A Publisher can add/remove content items within an LMS account and assign content to students within an organization.
Users - Students have access to courses assigned to them by Publishers, all Administrators or the Account Owner. Users also can check their score and see the progress of other users and groups in this organization.
Table 1. User roles and permissions
|Permission||Users||Publishers||Organization Administrators||Administrators||Account Owner|
|Change personal settings (email, password)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|View Content||Only permitted||All content||All content||All content||All content|
|Access Reports||Only personal history, reports within their own organization if permitted||Reports within their own organization||Reports within their own organization||All reports||All reports|
|Publish, manage and delete content||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Manage users||No||No||Yes (within their own organization)||Yes||Yes|
|Manage groups||No||No||Yes (within their own organization)||Yes||Yes|
|Manage publishers and administrators||No||No||Yes (within their own organization)||Yes||Yes|
|Change account settings||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
To change a role:
- Click user name or email in the list to go to Edit User page
- Choose a corresponding role from the Role list and click Save.
The selected role will be displayed in the user list in the Role column next to the user's name.