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{{Roles}}{{Moodle 1.7}}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.
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{{Managing a Moodle site}}
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A role is a collection of permissions defined for the whole system that you can assign to specific users in specific contexts. The combination of roles and context define a specific user's ability to do something on any page.  The most common examples are the roles of student and teacher in the context of a course.  
  
==Definitions==
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*[[Managing roles]]
;Role
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*[[Assign roles]]
:An identifier of the user's status. The status depends upon permissions given for one or more capabilities in a context.
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*[[User policies]]
::For example Teacher and Student are standard user roles. The identifier indicates they probably have different capabilities in some contexts. 
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*[[Using roles]]
:When Moodle is first installed, a number of [[Standard roles]] are created automatically.
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*[[Standard roles]]
;Capability
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*[[Creating custom roles]]
:A description of a particular Moodle feature. A list of many capabilities can be seen in the [https://docs.moodle.org/en/Category:Capabilities capability category index page].
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*[[Role export and import]]
::For example [[Capabilities/moodle/blog:create|moodle/blog:create]](writing blog entries) or "Backup course" are two capabilities.  Note the "<nowiki>mod/blog:create</nowiki>" notation is a common to identify a capability.
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*[[Permissions]]
;Permission
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*[[Override permissions]]
:A setting for a capability. Can be any one of four: not set/inherit, allow, prevent or prohibit.
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;Context
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==See also==
:A "space" in Moodle.
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::For example: a course, activity module or block can each be a context. 
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*[[Roles FAQ]]
::Some contexts can contain multiple contexts in their space, For example, a course can contain a lesson, assignment, forum and quiz modules, plus blocks.
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[[ja:ロールおよびパーミッション]]

Latest revision as of 14:26, 5 December 2018

A role is a collection of permissions defined for the whole system that you can assign to specific users in specific contexts. The combination of roles and context define a specific user's ability to do something on any page. The most common examples are the roles of student and teacher in the context of a course.

See also