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'''Teacher''' is one of the three core user roles in Moodle. The others are [[Administrator]] and [[Student]]. These roles control what you can and can't do within particular areas of a Moodle. In short, an ''Administrator'' can do almost anything and go anywhere, a ''Teacher'' has control over a specifc course within a Moodle and the experience of the ''Students'' that it contains, and a ''Student'' participates in a course.
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'''Teacher''' is one of the three core user roles in Moodle. The others are [[Administrator]] and [[Student]]. These roles have privilages and control what you can and can't do within particular areas of a Moodle. In short, an ''Administrator'' can do almost anything and go anywhere, a ''Teacher'' has control over a specifc course within a Moodle and the experience of the learners, and a ''Student'' participates in a course.
  
It is recognized that the terms 'Student' and 'Teacher' may often be felt inappropriate and so the 'Teacher' of a course can choose terms such as 'Tutor', 'Facilitator', 'Trainer' and 'Participant', 'Learner', 'Customer' as is appropriate for their particular situation, with individual 'Teachers' able to edit their own title as they wish it to appear within a course (e.g. 'Visiting Academic', 'Librarian' etc.) . The terms 'Teacher' and 'Student' will not then be seen by anyone in the course of normal use. However, some decision had to be made about what to call these roles. 'Teacher' and 'Student' have been chosen, and this documentation follows the same convention.
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The term 'Teacher' can be changed to something else in the course settings or in the site settings.  For example 'Tutor', 'Facilitator', 'Professor' or 'Instructor' might be more appropriate. The default term is Teacher and is generally used throughout Moodle documentation.
  
The 'Teacher' (and 'Student') role is attached to a specific [[Course| course]] in Moodle. Being a 'Teacher' in one course gives you no extra abilities in another, you must either be explicitly added to that course as a 'Teacher', added as a 'Student', or be allowed in as a guest to have any access at all. A user in the role of a course creator or administrator can also determine if a specific teacher has an editing or non-editing role in the course.
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A participant/user is assigned the 'Teacher' role in a specific [[Course| course]]. Being a 'Teacher' in one course does not give you any special privilages in another. For example, you must be specifically added to a course as a 'Teacher', or a 'Student', or be allowed in as a guest to have any access at all.  
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In later versions of Moodle, the role of teacher has been further defined.  There is now a role called course creator. This role can create a course, assign Teachers, plus have all the  privilages of a Teacher.  And there are teachers who can edit content and teachers who can not edit. The non editing teacher roles are view as mentors or course adjuncts.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 21:19, 5 October 2006

Teacher is one of the three core user roles in Moodle. The others are Administrator and Student. These roles have privilages and control what you can and can't do within particular areas of a Moodle. In short, an Administrator can do almost anything and go anywhere, a Teacher has control over a specifc course within a Moodle and the experience of the learners, and a Student participates in a course.

The term 'Teacher' can be changed to something else in the course settings or in the site settings. For example 'Tutor', 'Facilitator', 'Professor' or 'Instructor' might be more appropriate. The default term is Teacher and is generally used throughout Moodle documentation.

A participant/user is assigned the 'Teacher' role in a specific course. Being a 'Teacher' in one course does not give you any special privilages in another. For example, you must be specifically added to a course as a 'Teacher', or a 'Student', or be allowed in as a guest to have any access at all.

In later versions of Moodle, the role of teacher has been further defined. There is now a role called course creator. This role can create a course, assign Teachers, plus have all the privilages of a Teacher. And there are teachers who can edit content and teachers who can not edit. The non editing teacher roles are view as mentors or course adjuncts.

See also

Clicking on the "Teacher" link below will take you to the same place.