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User types and permissions for learning management

This article is about the new JUNO learning management system (LMS). If you don’t see these features on your site, your platform still uses the legacy JUNO courses.

Different user types have different permissions within the JUNO learning management system (LMS).

Admin groups, Managers, Learners, and Instructors

A diagram visualizing manager, learner, and instructor relationships.

Users are organized into Admin groups in the database. An admin group might be a school, or whichever type of grouping makes sense for your organization.

Each admin group has one or more Managers. In this example, they might be the school administrator or school teacher (in real life). Their job is to manage all of the Learners (students) in their group by enrolling them in courses.

When learners enroll, or are enrolled, into a Course, they become connected to the course and its Instructors. The instructor is the online teacher and/or course administrator. But the instructor isn’t part of the admin group, so they don’t have permission to manage any of the learners.

Finally, a Site admin is the site organizer or staff member who manages the whole platform, along with its users and courses.

These user relationships are visualized in the diagram above. User permissions are outlined in detail in the next section.

Permissions for each user type

User type

Who are they?

Which permissions do they have?


A user who is allowed to manage learners. For example, a school administrator or school teacher.

If the Manager is also the Instructor, they can be given both roles.

  • Only has permissions for learners in their admin group.

  • Can enroll/unenroll learners in a course.

  • Can add/remove learners in a course waitlist.

  • Cannot see anything else in the course editor, unless they are given admin permissions for a course.


A user who enrolls in an online course.

  • Can enroll themselves in courses that allow self-enrollment.

  • Can take the course.


A user who is allowed to edit specific courses. They might be the online course teacher.

If the Instructor is also the Manager, they can be given both roles.

  • Only has permissions for the courses they are attached to.

  • Can edit the course.

  • Can create new courses.

  • Cannot enroll/unenroll/waitlist learners.

  • Cannot see any learner information in the editor.

Site Admin

The site organizer or staff.

This user type is not specific to courses. Site admins can create, edit, and manage any course, as well as any other content. Learn more about site admins.

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