Capabilities/moodle/role:switchroles

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Capabilities/moodle/role:switchroles.

  • This allows a user to switch temporarily to another role in Settings > Switch role to so that they can see what the course would look like to someone with that role.
  • The roles available in the "Switch role to..." drop-down menu are set in 'Allow role switches' in Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles.
  • A user can only switch to roles he/she can assign. That means he/she needs moodle/role:assign at the course context as well the correct settings in the "Allow role assignments" setting.

WARNING! This facility does not always give you a true picture of what the course would look like to someone with that role. It is recommended you have a "test" user with the appropriate role who can be used to give a more accurate view.

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