Open edX® Tutorial: How to Add Course Team Members
When you have created a new course in Studio, you can add other Course Team members to the course in order to help you build the course. By default, when you create a new course, you are the only Course Team member, but you can easily add more Course Team members via the Course Team page in Studio.
Note: If you already know how to navigate to the Course Team page of the course, you can go directly to Step 4 below.
Step 1: Navigate to theCourse Team page from inside Studio.
In order to access the Course Team page, you first need to sign into Studio. From the Studio Home where all your courses are listed, click the course name of the course you want to enter. In the below image the course name is indicated as “Demonstration Course”, just click that to go inside the course to the course Outline.
Image: A screenshot of the Open edX Studio Home page.
When you click the course name, you will immediately be taken to the course Outline, as shown in the below image.
Image: A screenshot of the course Outline in Studio.
Step 2: From the course Outline, open the Settings dropdown menu.
In order to access the Course Team page from the course Outline, first click Settings to display the settings menu, as shown in the below image.
Image: A screenshot of the Settings menu in Studio, with the Course Team page link highlighted in blue.
Step 3: Navigate to the Course Team page from the Settings menu.
Click the third option named Course Team under the Settings menu as per the above image. You will be taken to the Course Team page as depicted in the below image.
Step 4: Click the green + New Team Member button.
On the Course Team page, click the green button named + New Team Member. When you click the button,
Image: A screenshot of the green + New Team Member button on the Course Team page.
Image: A screenshot of the Course Team screen after you click the green + New Team Member button on the Course Team page.
Step 5: Enter the email address of the person you want to upgrade to Course Team member.
To upgrade someone from a normal learner account to be one of the Course Team members, simply get their email address associated with their account and input it into the input field shown in the above image. Click the blue Add User button to confirm them as one of the Course Team members. Once you have done that, their name and email address will be visible on the Course Team page as shown in the below image. Now that user will be a Course Team staff.
Image: A screenshot of the Course Team page showing the newly added Course Team member with username and email address visible.
You can also further upgrade someone from a normal Course Team staff to a Course Team admin. Simply click the blue Add Admin Access button next to their name on the Course Team page.
What’s the difference between a Course Team Staff and a Course Team Admin?
Course team members with the Staff role are course co-authors. They have full writing and editing privileges on all course content. Admins are course team members who can add and remove other course team members. All course team members can access content in Studio, the LMS, and Insights, but are not automatically enrolled in the course.
Now that the user is a Course Team staff or admin they will be able to login to Studio and have access to the course in Studio to help you develop and manage the course.