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The primary user of Moodle is a person in a Student role. Typically, a user logs in and Moodle recognizes that they are a "student" and the course(s) they are or can enroll in. A student's view and navigation in Moodle can be different than a teacher's or from students assigned to a different group.
Administrators and Teachers determine how a student enrolls, and what they can do or see in a Moodle site. These permissions can vary with each course or with any of Moodle's many kinds of activities. For example, in some contexts, students may correct or grade other students' work, be encouraged to explore everything in a course and interact with other participants. In a different context, the student maybe guided upon a very defined path, with minimal interaction with others.