Moodle 3.2: Role Types

Applies to: Moodle 3.2

Everyone enrolled in a course site is assigned a role. Each role has a given set of permissions that grant access to various aspects of the site.

  • Instructor
    • Can do anything within a course site, including changing activities and grading students.
    • There can be multiple instructors in one course site.
  • Designer
    • A duplicate of the Instructor role.
    • Intended for those designing a course but not instructing it.
    • Designers are not listed in the Course Description or in the Participant List.
  • Teaching Assistant
    • A duplicate of the Instructor role.
    • Intended for those who are supporting a course but not instructing it.
  • Non-editing instructor
    • Can teach courses, grade students, and access hidden sites.
    • Cannot alter activities and do not have Designer capabilities.
    • Non-editing instructors are not listed in a Course Description.
  • Student
    • Can access content and participate in activities made available to them.
    • Cannot access hidden sites.
  • Participant
    • Is a replica of the Student role with two differences:
      • Participants can access and participate in hidden sites.
      • Participants can unenroll themselves from course sites that have self-enrollment turned on.
  • Visitor
    • Has minimal privileges.
    • Can browse a site, but cannot enter text anywhere or participate in any activities.

The table below shows the access levels for each role.

Role

View Course Content

Participate in activities

View Personal Records

View All Student Records

Add and Edit Course Content

View Grades

Publicly listed in Course Description

Visible in Participant List

Instructor

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Designer

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Teaching Assistant

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Non-Editing Instructor

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Student

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Participant

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Visitor

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