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Moodle Administration Essentials by Karen Holland, Gavin Henrick

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Chapter 5. Role Management

In the previous chapter, we looked at how to enhance the appearance of your Moodle site, extending it beyond the default setup. In this chapter, we will be examining ways in which to enhance and extend the permissions of the users, so that they can do something extra beyond their default capabilities, by means of managing their role permissions.

Roles play a key part in the ability of the Moodle site. They are able to restrict the access of users to only the data they should have access to, and whether or not they are able to alter it or add to it. In each course, every user will have been assigned a role when they are enrolled, such as teacher, student, or customized role.

In this chapter, we deal with the essential areas ...

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