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==Definitions==
 
==Definitions==
 
;Role
 
;Role
:An identifier of the user's status in some context, for example Teacher, Student and Forum moderator
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: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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::For example Teacher and Student are standard user roles. The identifier indicates they probably have different capabilities in some contexts. 
 
;Capability
 
;Capability
:A description of a particular Moodle feature, for example [[Capabilities/moodle/blog:create|moodle/blog:create]]
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:A description of a particular Moodle feature.
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::For example [[Capabilities/moodle/blog:create|moodle/blog:create]](creating blogs) or "Backup course" are two  capabilities.
 
;Permission
 
;Permission
:A setting for a capability - not set/inherit, allow, prevent or prohibit
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:A setting for a capability. Can be any one of four: not set/inherit, allow, prevent or prohibit.
 
;Context
 
;Context
:A "space" in Moodle, such as courses, activity modules or blocks
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: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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::Some contexts can contain multiple contexts in their space, For example, a course can contain a lesson, assignment, forum and quiz modules, plus blocks.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 20:43, 20 February 2008

Template:Moodle 1.7Roles 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. The status depends upon permissions given for one or more capabilities in a context.
For example Teacher and Student are standard user roles. The identifier indicates they probably have different capabilities in some contexts.
Capability
A description of a particular Moodle feature.
For example moodle/blog:create(creating blogs) or "Backup course" are two capabilities.
Permission
A setting for a capability. Can be any one of four: not set/inherit, allow, prevent or prohibit.
Context
A "space" in Moodle.
For example: a course, activity module or block can each be a context.
Some contexts can contain multiple contexts in their space, For example, a course can contain a lesson, assignment, forum and quiz modules, plus blocks.

See also