Roles and permissions

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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: Roles and permissions.

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Roles and capabilities in Moodle 1.7 onwards provides great flexibility in managing how users interact. Prior to Moodle 1.7, there were only six roles possible: guest, student, non-editing teacher, editing teacher, course creator, and administrator. Whilst these roles may still be used, it's now possible to create additional roles, and to change what a given role can do in a particular activity.

Definitions

Role
An identifier of the user's status in some context, for example Teacher, Student and Forum moderator
Capability
A description of a particular Moodle feature, for example moodle/blog:create
Permission
A setting for a capability
Context
A "space" in Moodle, such as courses, activity modules or blocks

See also