Support #11990

Changing the instructor for a Course

Added by Colin McDonald over 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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I set up this Course site for a professor, and then she signed up for the Commons and I made her the second admin account on it:

I'm listed as the Instructor in course results though, I guess because I created the site initially? How do I transfer the Instructor title to the other admin, ideally while keeping my own admin rights?


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

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The Course object that powers the item in the Courses directory is created at the time of site/group creation, using the "instructor" (ie administrator) data available at that time. Making a change to the site admin after this fact has no effect on the Courses directory. See

I've made the change for you in this case. If there are other instances, please share the name of the course as it appears in the directory, and the username of the user(s) who should be listed instead of you as the Instructor.

#2 Updated by Colin McDonald over 2 years ago

Got it Boone, thanks. I'm gathering info for a few more courses that I need changed and will get back to you.

#3 Updated by Colin McDonald over 2 years ago

Hi Boone, here are the instances where I need my name changed from the instructor to another user. Here are the course site links, listing text, and the current user on the site who should become the instructor. Just let me know if you need anything else, and thanks.
ANTH 1105
Sociology of Sports
Sociology 1101: Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

Thanks, Colin. I've made these changes. Let me know if there are any more, and if not, go ahead and close out the ticket.

#5 Updated by Colin McDonald about 2 years ago

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#6 Updated by Colin McDonald almost 2 years ago

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Hello Boone, reopening this for another Instructor update if possible on this site:

I'm listed as the Instructor presently, but I'd like it to be the user "tommiller" who is also an admin of the site now. Thanks!

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