Modified on Fri, 29 Jul 2022 at 05:27 PM


StudyCoach counts five different roles: the manager, the department coach, the coach, the teacher and the student. Depending on your role you have access to certain functionalities in StudyCoach.


Different roles allow for access to student data and make collaboration around student counseling easier.


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Note: Access to (certain parts of) StudyCoach may be disabled by the manager.

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  Meaning of the role for the layout of the StudyCoach dashboard

Meaning of the role for the layout of the StudyCoach dashboard

The student and teacher roles already exist in Canvas. Students and teachers are automatically assigned in StudyCoach based on enrollments in Canvas. When periods and accounts are synced from Canvas to StudyCoach with courses in which you are enrolled as a student or teacher, you will also have automatic access to StudyCoach. 


Through StudyCoach, students can access their personalized landing page with behavioral indicators from the global navigation menu. Furthermore, in StudyCoach the student finds trends across courses and scores within courses. Also, in StudyCoach as a student, you see messages, files, and learning outcomes. A student accesses information within the context of the course in which StudyCoach is accessed through the course navigation. A student only oversees themselves in StudyCoach and does not have access to information from others.


Within StudyCoach, the teacher has an overview of all their active courses from the global navigation. Then, for each course, the instructor can view an overview of all students and students individually. The teacher has access to an overview of all students within the course via the course navigation. Here it is possible to zoom in further on a student within the context of the course. The instructor can only view his students within the context of the course via the course navigation.

The roles coach, department coach and (sub-account)manager are created especially for StudyCoach. 


StudyCoach was not developed to replace the coach, but can be used as a tool to provide the coach with more tools during student counseling. The coach role is used when each user is responsible for supervising a specific group of students. A student is paired with a specific coach, or can even have multiple coaches at the same time. In doing so, a coach can coach multiple students at the same time. 

Within StudyCoach, the coach has insight (from the global navigation) into the information about all the students he/she is supervising. The coach can view student trends using the behavioral indicators in one overview. A coach can also leave messages in StudyCoach for students and other roles, view online learning behavior in courses, manage a student's file where appropriate, and view learning outcomes. StudyCoach enables the coach to act proactively to guide a student during their studies based on the available data. The coach can automatically become an observor in Canvas.

Department coach

The department coach role is used when a group of staff members are responsible for coaching all students in a cohort or course. Within StudyCoach, the department coach has visibility (from the global navigation) of all students, coaches and courses active within the role's sub-account. Unlike the manager, the department coach does not have access to StudyCoach's administration interface. The department coach is linked to a sub-account within Canvas.


The manager has visibility within StudyCoach (from the global navigation) of all students, coaches, and courses active within the role's (sub)account. The manager is linked to a (sub)account within Canvas. A manager additionally has access to the StudyCoach management interface (or the settings). A manager can also configure the permissions per role here. Typically, the manager role is assigned to the functional administrator or StudyCoach manager of a specific sub-account.


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