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

  • Administrators
  • Coordinators
  • Mentors
  • Participants

Administrators

(Also known as Author, Program Manager, Teacher, Professor)

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

  • Platform Access: Access to the Practera backend management platform
  • Authoring: create the experience structure and content
  • User management: invite other users to an experience
  • Experience delivery: Facilitate feedback loops, assign Mentors to provide feedback
  • Monitoring: Monitor progress and launch interventions
  • Support: Mentor and Participant support

Coordinators

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

A Practera Coordinator brings all the participants together, monitors progress, reviews assessments, intervenes when struggles arise and facilitate the learning experience. The difference to administrators 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 Mentors to provide feedback
  • Monitoring: Monitor progress and launch interventions
  • Support: Mentor and Participant support

Mentors

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

A Practera Mentor acts as a coach to Participants, providing feedback, marking submissions. Mentors can be part of a Team and stay engaged throughout the experience, or they can be part of a mentor pool and get assigned by Administrators or Coordinators to provide feedback ad-hoc

  • App access: Access to the front-end mobile interface¬†
  • Learning content: Mentors have access to learning content if the Administrator set the content visibility setting to "Mentors"
  • Provide feedback: View participant submissions and provide feedback
  • Team Chat: Engage with a team through chat (if Mentor is in a team)

Participants

(Also known as Learner, Student)

A Practera Participant consumes learning content and undergoes individual or team-based learning activities. Participants receive feedback on their submissions from Mentors, Coordinators or Administrators. 

  • App access: Access to the front-end mobile interface¬†
  • Learning content: Participants have access to learning content that the Administrator set the content visibility setting to "Participants"
  • Complete activities: View participant submissions and provide feedback
  • Team Chat: Engage with a team through chat (only for team-based experiences)

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