The "Instructor" is a user who only has access to the course creation tools of the Simplylearn platform. The purpose of this user is to create courses. This is ideal when you need people to create courses but not to make any other edits on your platform. It can also be an optimal solution for people who are not familiar with Wordpress. The "Instructor" role is easier to use than the admin role. 


How to add a new instructor

To add a new facilitator to your course, you need to be logged in as an admin.

  1. Hover over "Users", click on "Add New User"
  2. Fill in the required information. 
  3. Choose "Instructor" as a role. 
  4. Click "Add New". 

The role is now created and the user will then get an email where they can set their own password. 


You can also change the role of existing users by following the process below. 



Selecting which courses the instructor can edit

The instructor will only have access to the courses they are given access to. They can create their own courses, but they can't edit existing courses unless an "Admin" user gives them access. To give instructors course access follow the checklist below. 


  1. Go to the course that the instructor should get access to.
  2. Scroll down to the "Share course" section and add the specific instructor. 
  3. Click on "update". 



When you share a course with a instructor, do not set it as "private". The course will then not be editable for other users than the course author