Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: Capabilities/mod/project:create.
The Project Module supports 1.7 roles capability in one aspect: create assessment criteria.
The default student role is "prevent" the creation of assessment criteria. A teacher or admin may override or change this default and allow students to define the kinds of criteria that their project will be assessed on. This is a powerful tool for developing autonomous learning and recommended for learning contexts where students can be trained and facilitated in this process.
Thanks to Veli-Pekka Hännikäinen of TAMK, Finland for developing this feature.