This will be a support group for the instructors. They will be allowed to create courses and upload content for the instructors. They should not be able to see student grades or participate in any of the discussions, activities, take tests, ...
We have the permissions already set up to allow this. The problem is when they create the course, they are listed as a participant of that course. They are automatically subscribed to forums and will receive the emails from those forums.
I think what we are going to do is grant that role the permissions to unassign themselves from that role in the course. It's not exactly how we expected it to behave, but it will work.