Professors can assign an Administrative or Teaching Assistant (TA) access to the Professor's account.
Teaching Assistants Can
- Access their associated professor's library
- Create/manage coursepacks in their associated professor's library
- Purchase materials
- Send Teaching Notes to their associated professors
- Manage eProducts
- Access Educator Copies
- Access Core Reading Previews
Teaching Assistants can NOT:
- Can NOT access their own library. TA's do not have their own libraries. They only access their associated professor libraries
- Can NOT access Teaching Notes
- Can NOT access Free Trials
- Can NOT access spreadsheet supplements
If you are a professor, you can grant someone access to your account to act as your administrative or teaching assistant. This access will allow your assistant to see your Library area, containing all your 'Folders', 'Coursepacks' and 'Free Trials'.
While TA's can see the materials in your account, they cannot access your account details. If the teaching assistant clicks on 'Account Settings' they will not see your account details; they will see their own account details.
While the assistant will see the Teaching Note icon, if they click on it they will NOT be sent a link to the teaching note. They will see a message that states 'A Teaching Note is a comprehensive guide to how to teach a Case, written by the author of the material. A link to this Teaching Note will be emailed to the registered email address for PROFESSOR NAME (PROFESSOR USERNAME).' If they click Submit, the system will send an email to the professor with a link to the teaching note.
A teaching assistant will also see the 'See a Preview' link for eProducts.
Clicking on the link will result in a message that states 'This trial may only be imported by an educator.'
Teaching Assistants can successfully view Educator Copies, create coursepacks on behalf of their professors and can click the 'Manage Online Course' or 'Manage Simulation' link and access the administrative screens for eProducts. TA's can NOT access supplemental spreadsheets, either the student or instructor versions.
Add an Administrative or Teaching Assistant (TA)
To allow someone access to your account in the role of an administrative or teaching assistant, go to http://hbsp.harvard.edu/ and click on 'Sign In Now'. Once logged in, click on 'Account Settings' on the right side of your screen.
Click the 'Manage' link in the 'Manage My Assistants' section.
On the resulting page, enter the email address of the person who needs to become your assistant in the 'To add an assistant, enter assistant's e-mail address' field and click 'Send Request'.
Clicking 'Send Request' will trigger an email to the email address you entered with links and instructions to become your teaching assistant. When you are notified 'Email Sent' you may click 'Cancel' to return to your Library.
The email your assistant receives will have a link to follow and register a new, unique account as your assistant. If they have ever registered before on our site as a student or educator they cannot use that account and must register a new, unique account to become your assistant. If they have created an account of this type before, they may log in with those credentials.
The assistant's access to your account expires after twelve months. Once their access expires, you will need to send them a new request to renew their access.