Types of Roles On Knorish

This article shares an overview of the types of user roles available on a Knorish Account. Each user role in your account is associated with different privileges.


There are four main types of user roles in Knorish — the primary owner, instructors, editors, and students. If you’re on the professional & power plan, then you can also create custom roles, which allow you to pick and choose which privileges to grant a user in your academy/courses.

Depending on the plan that you have subscribed to, you can have multiple instructors and editors i.e admin-level users with different privileges. On any plan, you can have an unlimited amount of students in your school except for free plan which currently restricts user count to upto 3 students. 

Types of Users

Primarily any one who logins to your Knorish Site is a User. This includes users (instructors & Editors) with special privileges and others who sign up to purchase your course.


To give access to multiple course authors, login to your Knorish account, access the dashboard, under Identity & Access, you would be able to see the details of users who have access to your account. 

Besides the Account Owner, there are two more primary roles available: Instructors & Editors. 


Instructors are primarily course authors with privileges that are limited to the course they are designated by a academy admin. By default, once an instructor is designated to a course, they can do the following:

    • Modify their Author Bio
    • Create a Course
    • Change Course Settings
    • Publish/ Unpublish courses

However, an Instructor does not have the rights to update the site including its menu bar design, logos and the site Favicon.


Editors are profiles that allow the user to edit the site, create new pages with access to pages that he/she created or has been assigned. Based on the permissions granted, an editor can do the following:

    • Change Site Home Page
    • Edit site, specific pages assigned
    • Create and edit new pages based on assigned rights
    • Manage the Site Pages and their order
    • Upload logos for the site, user dashboard, Emailer and certificate, and site Favicon
    • Design The Menu
    • Upload Files To Get File Embed Codes/URL
    • Create Custom CSS
    • Create Custom JSS
    • Select & Edit Themes for specific pages