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A user assigned to the predefined course creator role in Moodle can [[Adding/editing_a_course|create courses]], [[Assign_teacher_to_course|assign teachers]] and act as an editing teacher. In contrast to an administrator, a course creator cannot modify settings for the entire Moodle site unless they have been specifically assigned permission to these functions. For example, a course creator can assign a teacher to a course and [[Students#Course_enrolment_administration|enrol students]] in that course, but they cannot [[Edit_user_accounts|edit user accounts]] or change site policies for security.  
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{{Standard roles}}
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A user assigned the role of course creator can (as the name suggests!) create a course. If the setting "Creators' role in new courses" is left as default (teacher), then the course creator is enrolled as a teacher in the course they have just created and can then edit the course settings and enrol other users.
  
The course creator role might be assigned to a master teacher, department head or program coordinator.  
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A course creator can also view hidden courses.
  
== See also ==
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The role of course creator could typically be assigned to a master teacher, department head or program coordinator.  
*[[Assign roles]]
 
*Issue [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-8874 MDL-8874] re. "Add a new course" button in 1.8
 
  
[[Category:Roles]]
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==Creating a course==
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The "Add a new course" button can be found at the bottom of the page listing all courses.
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When a course creator creates a course, they are automatically enrolled in the course as a teacher, or whatever role is set in ''Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > User policies''.
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'''Note (1):''' If a user is assigned the role of course creator in the course category context, the "Add a new course" button only appears when the course category contains at least one course.
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'''Note (2):''' Course creators are not automatically assigned the role of teacher in a course they have not created, even if it is in a category where they have course creator rights.
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==Deleting a course==
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There is no user interface for course creators to delete courses they have created, however they can do so by editing the URL of the course from <nowiki>http://yourmoodlesite.net/course/view.php?id=N</nowiki> to <nowiki>http://yourmoodlesite.net/course/delete.php?id=N</nowiki> (replacing 'view' with 'delete').
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==Role assignment==
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A user may be assigned the role of course creator as a system role (in ''Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Assign system roles'') or in the course category context.
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==Role permissions==
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If you require a course creator to have additional permissions, it is recommended that the [[Manager role]] is used, rather than changing the course creator role permissions. Otherwise, allowing additional capabilities for the course creator role may result in course creators having access to courses which they have not created.
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The role of course creator is ONLY intended for enabling users to create courses; it is not intended for enabling users to edit existing courses!
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==See also==
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* [https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=182576 Cannot remove users from system-wide Course Creator] forum discussion
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[[fr:Créateur de cours]]
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[[ja:コース作成者]]
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[[de:Kursersteller-Rolle]]
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[[es:Rol de creador de curso]]

Latest revision as of 07:02, 14 October 2016

A user assigned the role of course creator can (as the name suggests!) create a course. If the setting "Creators' role in new courses" is left as default (teacher), then the course creator is enrolled as a teacher in the course they have just created and can then edit the course settings and enrol other users.

A course creator can also view hidden courses.

The role of course creator could typically be assigned to a master teacher, department head or program coordinator.

Creating a course

The "Add a new course" button can be found at the bottom of the page listing all courses.

When a course creator creates a course, they are automatically enrolled in the course as a teacher, or whatever role is set in Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > User policies.

Note (1): If a user is assigned the role of course creator in the course category context, the "Add a new course" button only appears when the course category contains at least one course.

Note (2): Course creators are not automatically assigned the role of teacher in a course they have not created, even if it is in a category where they have course creator rights.

Deleting a course

There is no user interface for course creators to delete courses they have created, however they can do so by editing the URL of the course from http://yourmoodlesite.net/course/view.php?id=N to http://yourmoodlesite.net/course/delete.php?id=N (replacing 'view' with 'delete').

Role assignment

A user may be assigned the role of course creator as a system role (in Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Assign system roles) or in the course category context.

Role permissions

If you require a course creator to have additional permissions, it is recommended that the Manager role is used, rather than changing the course creator role permissions. Otherwise, allowing additional capabilities for the course creator role may result in course creators having access to courses which they have not created.

The role of course creator is ONLY intended for enabling users to create courses; it is not intended for enabling users to edit existing courses!

See also