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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.
 
{{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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==Definitions==
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;Role
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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. 
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:When Moodle is first installed, a number of [[Standard roles]] are created automatically.
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;Capability
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: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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::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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;Permission
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: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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: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.
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==See also==
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*[[Development:Roles]]
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*[[:Category:Capabilities]]
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*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=6826 Roles and Capabilities forum]
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*[[Upgrading to Moodle 1.7]]
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*[[Upgrading to Moodle 1.8]]
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*[[How permissions are calculated]]
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[[Category:Roles]]
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[[cs:Role]]
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[[es:Roles y capacidades]]
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[[eu:Rolak]]
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[[fr:Rôles et capacités]]
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[[ja:ロールおよびケイパビリティ]]
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[[ru:Роли и возможности]]
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[[de:Rollen und Rechte]]

Revision as of 20:49, 22 September 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.
When Moodle is first installed, a number of Standard roles are created automatically.
Capability
A description of a particular Moodle feature. A list of many capabilities can be seen in the capability category index page.
For example moodle/blog:create(writing blog entries) or "Backup course" are two capabilities. Note the "mod/blog:create" notation is a common to identify a capability.
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