Conditional user fields

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This page explains how to restrict an activity, resource or course section via user fields and/or custom profile fields.

Instructions

1. Conditional access must be enabled. (see Conditional_activities for instructions on how to enable this for your site).
2. When adding or editing an activity, resource or course section scroll to the user fields in the 'Restrict Access' section.
3. Choose which fields you want to restrict by (adding more if needed), select the restriction you want to put in place and then enter a value.
4. Save the settings.

Example

This is an example of the interface in Moodle when adding an activity to a course with the conditional functionality enabled

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This is how it will appear to users who fail to meet the restrictions set in place.

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User Fields

You can restrict by using one of the user fields that are located in the Moodle user table. Not all the user fields are included, as not all of them would make sense in this context. The ones included are listed below.

AIM ID

This is the value in the 'aim' column.

Address

This is the value in the 'address' column.

City/town

This is the value in the 'city' column.

Country

This is the value in the 'country' column.

Department

This is the value in the 'department' column.

Email Address

This is the value in the 'email' column.

First name

This is the value in the 'firstname' column.

ICQ number

This is the value in the 'icq' column.

ID number

This is the value in the 'idnumber' column.

Institution

This is the value in the 'institution' column.

Interests

This is the value in the 'interests' column.

MSN ID

This is the value in the 'msn' column.

Mobile phone

This is the value in the 'phone2' column.

Phone

This is the value in the 'phone1' column.

Skype ID

This is the value in the 'skype' column.

Surname

This is the value in the 'lastname' column.

Web page

This is the value in the 'url' column.

Yahoo ID

This is the value in the 'yahoo' column.

Custom Profile Fields

These are all the custom profile fields that have been created on the Moodle site. See User_profile_fields

Operators

The operators define the relationship between the field chosen and the value entered. For example, when the user's email must contain @school.com, the field chosen is 'Email address', the operater is 'contains' and the value is '@school.com'.

Contains

This operator restricts access to those whos chosen field contains the value provided.

Does not contain

This operator restricts access to those whos chosen field does not contain the value provided.

Is Equal To

This operator restricts access to those whos chosen field equals the value provided.

Starts With

This operator restricts access to the activity to those whos chosen field starts with the value provided.

Ends With

This operator restricts access to the activity to those whos chosen field ends with the value provided.

Is Empty

This operator restricts access to the activity to those whos chosen field is empty. Note, if any value is provided in this case, it is ignored.