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Only the instructors, administrators or TAs of a Stellar site may add, remove or block (students) someone from a Stellar site.

Permissions take effect after a 20 minute delay
Due to the way the Stellar and Learning Modules back end databases interact, it may take about 20 minutes after adding someone for them to be able to access all parts of a Stellar site.

If the person you want to add is a MIT User

  1. Navigate to the class to which you want to add the user.
  2. Select Membership in the left navigation bar.
  3. Click on the membership group you wish to add the person to in the tabs across the top of the page (Students, Staff, Sections).
  4. Search for the person's name either by Name or username in the right hand sidebar.
  5. Click the Add Staff button - this will add the user to the selected staff role

If the person you want to add is a Non-MIT User who has created and activated a Collaboration Account

  1. Navigate to the class to which you want to add the user.
  2. Select Membership in the left navigation bar.
  3. Select the tab for Access Control.
  4. Click on the membership group you wish to add the person to in the tabs across the top of the page.
  5. Add the non-MIT user's email address in lower case to the Add New field and click Submit. This will add the non-MIT user's email address to the membership group's list.

If the person is a Non-MIT User who doesn't have a Collaboration Account

If the non-MIT user does not already have an active Collaboration account, they must create and activate a Touchstone Collaboration Account to access Stellar.

There are two ways an account could be created for a non-MIT user:

  1. The non-MIT user can create an account themselves using this URL: https://idp.touchstonenetwork.net/cams/CreateAccount.action.
  2. The instructor or administrator can request an account on the non-MIT user's behalf. However, they will need to know the user's email address in order to request an account on their behalf.

Here's how the instructor or administrator would initiate the process of requesting the account:

  1. Navigate to the class to which you want to add a non-MIT user.
  2. Select Membership in the left navigation bar.
  3. Select the tab for Access Control.
  4. Click on the membership group you wish to add the person to in the tabs across the top of the page.
  5. Add the non-MIT user's email address in lower case to the Add User text box and click Submit.
  6. You are directed to the Add New Participants page for you to double check the email address of the person you wish to add. Carefully check the email address(es) added and make any necessary changes. Click Submit.
  7. A success confirmation page will appear briefly. Click Continue or allow the page to redirect.
  8. You are returned to the class Membership page. The non-MIT person is added to the membership group's list as "Provisional User." You can view their email address by hovering your mouse pointer over "Provisional User".

The new user will receive an email with instructions for creating a Collaboration Account. Once they create the account, they will receive another email asking them to confirm and activate their new Collaboration Account.

When the user activates their account and logs in to Stellar for the first time, their actual name will replace the "Provisional User" placeholder.

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If this article does not resolve the issue, use the [hd:Stellar LMOD Recon] to escalate.

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Last Modified:

July 27, 2016

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