- Why can't I edit a proxy course?
- What can I do in a proxy course?
All users with access can do something in proxy courses (level-4 objects). This article breaks it down role by role.
Proxy courses are a bit tricky because they are shared across multiple individuals or teams who need to demonstrate different goal alignments to the same curriculum.
Starting on the simple end of things, viewers and commenters have the exact same rights in proxy courses as they do in source courses. Those commenters who see the proxy course can still comment on the course.
As we move up in permissions, it becomes more complex.
If a manager or editor has roles in the program containing the source course, then they retain their manager and editor roles over the source course.
Editors and managers with rights to the program (level-3 folder) that contains the proxy course(s) have fewer rights on those proxy courses. As a reminder of this limitation to editors and managers, their role in the access panel for these proxy courses will appear as "manager-pr" and "editor-pr."
Editor-pr or Manager-pr can
|Editor-pr or manager-pr can not|
Note: Editor-pr cannot be directly assigned to a single proxy through the access panel. This can be done by:
- Assigning editor to the program containing the proxy
- Assigning editor to the source course
If you happen to have manager rights on both the program with the source course and the program with the proxy course, you will have manger rights when you go into the source course and manager-pr rights when you go into the shared course. Likewise for editors.
This reference article contains all the nitty gritty details of what is allowed in a proxy or a course course: How are the roles defined on a course (level 4) or program (level 3) team?