User roles are "working roles" defining which permissions and actions are allowed to a user.
Each system role can be defined and assigned to each user. The administrator can:
|•||Define a role name and description (in all the languages enabled on the system)|
|•||Associate a group of permits to it|
|•||Assign the role to one/more users in all the existing domains|
The system allows one user to have at the same time more roles in one domain, or even different roles in different domains.
Searching from the user list available within the User Management menu, the target user and selecting its "user profile" page, it is possible to visualize all its roles and permissions in the current domain.
Multi-roles in multi-domains can be managed by the platform too. Indeed, in the Home Page it is possible to display and enter each of domains where user has at least one role. Furthermore user can always switch from a domain to another, by selecting "Change domain" by the drop-down menu under the help botton.
Please, find below an example of a typical configuration of an LCMS platform; notice that names and roles are fully customizable:
The system administrator has access to all the features of the web portal, including the ones available to other roles. In addition, the administrator can:
|•||Run a search amongst all the portal users and change their personal data or access information.|
|•||Create new users|
|•||Create the user's profile|
|•||Have access to the LCMS area with entire control of the content management|
|•||Create sub-domains inside the domain and consequently become administrator of the newly created sub-domains as well|
|•||Configure some domain properties like the languages for the interfaces and the contact emails for support requests|
|•||Configure the LCMS area by publishing new workflow templates, content models and metadata profiles|
The domain administrator has access to the management features of a single domain and can:
|•||Run a search amongst the domain users and change their personal data or access data|
|•||Create new users|
|•||Create the user's profile in the domains where he/she is the administrator|
|•||Enrol users to the formative courses|
|•||Access the LCMS area with entire control of the content management|
|•||Configure some properties of the domain, like the languages for the interfaces and the contact emails for the support requests|
Instructional Designers can create or publish contents either via web interface or eXact Packager. They can perform reviews on the contents (when assigned to such activity from a Project Manager) and, if provided by a workflow process, can move forward the developing process of a content or course.
The Reviewer can perform reviews on the contents (when assigned to such activity from a Project Manager).
Project Managers cannot create new projects but, when assigned to a project, they can manage all the properties. They can define the project team, define and manage the activities and assign them to the team members. They can structure the contents inside the project through the tag mechanism. Outside the project they do not have any particular privilege.
A QA Leader does not have any particular privilege on the platform, but has access to the contents of the projects where such activity has been assigned to him/her, to view the developing progress of the contents.
Subject Matter Expert
A Subject Matter Expert (SME) is a user who can interact with the Digital Repository to offer to the colleagues documents and other files that Instructional Designers use to create Learning Objects.
The Learner is a user able to access learning contents through the web modules of the eLearning platform dedicated to content delivery and tracking activities.