Scheduler Module capabilities

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The behavior of Scheduler can be customized by setting various capabilities at the activity level.

Student side

mod/scheduler:viewslots

(To be released with Scheduler 3.1)

View appointments that are available for booking. This allows a user to view the student screen of Scheduler and to view any appointments that would be available for booking (i.e., which have free capacity available and fall within relevant time limits). The capability does not allow students to actually book a slot; for this, see #mod/scheduler:appoint below.

mod/scheduler:viewfullslots

(To be released with Scheduler 3.1)

Allows students to see slots in the future even if they are already fully booked. This is not enabled by default or the student role, and needs to be set in addition to #mod/scheduler:viewslots.

mod/scheduler:appoint

Book an appointment which has been offered by a teacher, using the student screen. This is useful only for users that have the #mod/scheduler:viewslots capability.

mod/scheduler:seeotherstudentsbooking

See which other students have booked a slot. This applies both to slots which the current student has booked, and to slots which are displayed to the student for booking.

mod/scheduler:seeotherstudentsresults

See other slot student's results (grade), in slots which the current student has booked an appointment,

Teacher side

mod/scheduler:manage

Create and manage your own slots and appointments. This capability allows a user to see the teacher screen, to create slots for himself (and offer them to students), as wel as to edit these slots afterwards.

mod/scheduler:attend

Attend students.

mod/scheduler:manageallappointments

Manage all scheduler data, in particular slots for other teachers.

mod/scheduler:canscheduletootherteachers

Schedule appointments for other staff members. This is valuable when a third-party staff member (e.g., an administrator) has to set up appointments for other teachers.

mod/scheduler:canseeotherteachersbooking

Browse other teacher's appointments. See also #mod/scheduler:seeoverviewoutsideactivity below.

mod/scheduler:seeoverviewoutsideactivity

Use the overview screen in order to see data from other schedulers. In the overview screen, users can access data not only from the current scheduler, but from all schedulers they (or others) have offered slots in. Access control used in that screen does not always perfectly match Moodle's fine-grained permissions system (for example, it would not take into account whether teachers are enrolled in the relevant other courses, or whether activities there are hidden). To accommodate this, teachers are allowed to see data "outside the current activity" only if they have the mod/scheduler:seeoverviewoutsideactivity capability. The default teacher role does have this capability, but if you believe it leads to problems in your installation, you can revoke it.

Given "mod/scheduler:seeoverviewoutsideactivity", teachers always see their own bookings in any scope. However, for seeing other teachers' bookings they would need the following additional permissions:

  • "In this scheduler": #mod/scheduler:canseeotherteachersbooking at the level of the present scheduler
  • "In this course": mod/scheduler:canseeotherteachersbooking at the level of the present course
  • "Anywhere": mod/scheduler:canseeotherteachersbooking at site level

In typical setups, this means that a teacher can see all bookings in the current course, whereas a site admin would see all bookings at site level.

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