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Moodle Administration Essentials by Karen Holland, Gavin Henrick

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Managing role permissions

Let's learn how to manage permissions for existing roles in Moodle.

Cloning a role

It is possible to duplicate an existing role in Moodle. The main reasons for doing this will be so that you can have a variation of the existing role, such as a teacher, but with the role having reduced capabilities. For instance, to stop a teacher being able to add or remove students to the course, this process will be achieved by creating a course editing role, which is a clone of the standard editingteacher role with enrolment aspects removed. This is typically done when students are added to courses centrally with a student management system.

To duplicate a role, in this case editing teacher:

  1. Log in as an administrator level user account. ...

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