Open edX® Tutorial: How to access the Open edX® Instructor Dashboard

The Open edX learning management system (LMS) comes with an Instructor Dashboard to manage your learners in the Open edX platform. In this tutorial you will learn how to access the Open edX Instructor Dashboard.

How do you access the Instructor Dashboard?

It is important to understand that each course has its own Instructor Dashboard. Therefore if you want to access the Instructor Dashboard of a particular course you need to first be inside that course.

Step 1: Login to your Open edX LMS and go to any course.

If you don’t know how to access your Open edX LMS then ask your Open edX service provider for the link. If you don’t have an Open edX service provider, you can use this form to contact our team. Go ahead and login to your LMS, which will take you to your learner Dashboard where you will find all your courses. Go ahead and click on the course you want to enter.

Note: Learners and instructors both use the LMS to access courses. Don’t worry, only your instructors can see the Instructor tab. In other words the instructor tab is not visible to learners in the LMS.

Image: Screenshot of your learner/course Dashboard after logging in to the LMS.

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Step 2: Click the Instructor tab.

Inside the course you will find the Instructor Dashboard for that course. So, where can you find it? It’s easy, just look for the tab named Instructor. This Instructor Dashboard tab can be found next to the other common course tabs, including Course, Discussion, Wiki, and Progress.  The tab for accessing the Instructor Dashboard can be seen in the below image in blue. It is always the furthermost tab to the right hand side of all the tabs.

Image: Screenshot of the Instructor Dashboard tab highlighted and selected.

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That’s all there is to it. You have now reached the Instructor Dashboard of this course! 

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