Note: This article has been updated for our 2021 release. To learn about the roles in the previous release, read this.

Practera has five distinct user roles, each with a specific purpose to create a successful project-based learning experience.

Administrators, Authors, Coordinators, Experts and Learners are authorised to undertake different levels of activities throughout the Practera experience lifecycle. Here are the user permissions at a glance:


Administrators

(Also known as Account owner, Program Manager, Teacher, Professor)

A Practera Administrator manages all aspects of the institution. Administrators have the broadest range of permissions.

  • Platform Access: Access to the Practera backend management platform

  • Institution settings for branding and to invite other administrators

  • Access and visibility of all experiences in the institution

  • Access to billing and account management

  • and everything an author can do (see below)

Authors

(Also known as Program Manager, Teacher, Professor, Instructional Designer)

A Practera Author manages all aspects of an experience. Authors have the broadest range of permissions within an experience.

  • Platform Access: Access to the Practera backend management platform

  • Authoring: Create and edit experiences

  • User management: share the experience access with other authors or coordinators and invite learners and experts to any experience they are part of

  • Experience delivery: Facilitate feedback loops, assign themselves, Experts or Peers to provide feedback

  • Monitoring: Monitor progress and launch interventions

  • Support: Expert and Learner support through chat

Coordinators

(Also known as Program Manager, Teacher, Professor, Facilitator, Teaching assistant, Tutor)

A Practera Coordinator brings all the users together, monitors progress, reviews assessments, intervenes when struggles arise and facilitate the learning experience. The difference to Authors is that Coordinators do not have authoring permissions.

  • Platform Access: Access to the Practera backend management platform

  • User management: invite other users to an experience

  • Experience delivery: Facilitate feedback loops, assign themselves, Experts or Peers to provide feedback

  • Monitoring: Monitor progress and launch interventions

  • Support: Expert and Learner support through chat

Experts

(Also known as Facilitator, Teaching assistant, Tutor, Industry Expert, Project Provider, Coach, Supervisor, Manager, Mentor, Participant)

A Practera Expert acts as a coach to Learners, providing feedback to submissions. Experts can be part of a Team and stay engaged throughout the experience, or they can be part of an expert pool and get assigned by Authors or Coordinators to provide feedback ad-hoc

  • App access: Access to the front-end mobile interface¬†

  • Learning content: Experts have access to learning content if the Author set the content visibility setting to "Expert"

  • Provide feedback: View Learner submissions and provide feedback

  • Team Chat: Engage with a team through chat (if Expert is in a team)

Learner

(Also known as Participant, Student)

A Practera Learner consumes learning content and undergoes individual or team-based learning activities. Learners can receive feedback on their submissions from other Learners, Experts, Coordinators, Authors or Administrators. 

  • App access: Access to the front-end mobile interface¬†

  • Learning content: Learners have access to learning content that the Author set the content visibility setting to "Learners"

  • Complete activities: Submit deliverables and provide peer feedback

  • Team Chat: Engage with a team through chat (only for team-based experiences)

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