We give our subject librarians a separate account each called the
Reviewers account.  Via our snapshot this account is enrolled in all
courses for a specific school as a teaching assistant.  This role also
has it's own institution role assigned to it so that when they log in
they just see a Reviewer tab and a Content Collection tab.  The Reviewer
tab just has a course catalogue module, some instructions and info about
the Reviewer role, and the Course Search in the left hand hot link
Letting them browse through the catalogue reduces some overheads that
would be experienced if all courses were loaded into the My Course
module and makes navigation easier for this large amount of courses.  We
also remove the email address from these Reviewer accounts so that they
are not bombarded by emails from announcements etc...
This does mean that they have their regular staff account and a separate
Reviewer account but is the only solution that we found suitable to give
them the access that they required.
Kind regards,
Bournemouth University
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	From: Blackboard/Courseinfo userslist
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Usher Julie
	Sent: 22 January 2008 11:59
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	Subject: Re: Allowing subject librarians to access all modules
without enroling

	Hi Neil

	I can't help I'm afraid, but I just wanted to say that we have
exactly the same issue here, so if you get any helpful advice would you
mind passing it on? It would be much appreciated.


	Best wishes


	Julie Usher


	Learning Technology

	University of Northampton

	Boughton Green Road


	NN2 7AL


	01604 893554

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	From: Blackboard/Courseinfo userslist
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	Sent: 22 January 2008 09:43
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	Subject: Allowing subject librarians to access all modules
witout enroling


	Our Subject librarians want access to all of the modules/courses
offered by their school so that they can help the lecturer with Reading
Lists management but what we dont really want to do is to enrol them on
hundreds of modules/courses.


	We tried autoenrol genius from VLEgenius so that they can enrol
themselves on modules temporarily when required but it had the effect of
slowing down access for that user so that Blackboard was totally
unusable. (Has anyone else encountered and fixed this problem?)


	Has anyone else managed to set up this kind of access? maybe
there is another tool/building block?


	I am not so concerned about limiting access just to the one
school - we tried playing around with creating a system sole for the
librarians but didn't manage to find a setting that would allow them to
search for a module and then get into it.


	Any suggestions gratefully received.




	Neil Penry
	Learning and Teaching Manager
	Information Services
	Cardiff University
	2nd Floor, 50 Park Place
	CF10 3BB
	029 20875127 (X75127)
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