An Instance is a virtual installation of kuraCloud. It consists of a group of accounts, settings and courses, with the courses containing lessons and student data. Each Instance is securely separated from all others. Typically there will be one Instance per institution or department. This section covers how to optimize your Instance settings, the privileges of each of kuraCloud's default roles (Instance Administrator, Course Administrator, and Author), and how to manage staff and students within your Instance.
When your institution signs up to use kuraCloud, a dedicated Instance is created for you by kuraCloud.com. One person from your institution is designated as the Instance Administrator, who receives an invitation e-mail and kura ID.
The Instance Administrator has complete control over all aspects of an Instance. They can:
- control all Instance settings,
- assign other staff as administrators or authors,
- import students, and
- create and modify Courses.
An Instance can have more than one Instance Administrator, and an Instance Administrator can convene over more than one Instance.