This chapter briefly introduced the concepts of Moodle courses, users, and roles. We also saw how central they are to Moodle and how they are inherently intertwined. Any one of these concepts simply cannot exist without the other two, which is something you should remember throughout.
Just to recap, the three key takeaways from this chapter are as follows:
- Courses comprise activities and resources, and this is where your students’ learning takes place. Courses are organized hierarchically into categories.
- Users are represented by an account; access is granted to the system by authentication and courses by enrolment.
- Roles grant permissions for certain features to certain users in certain contexts, such as courses.
If you haven’t fully understood any of the three areas, don’t worry. The intention was to provide you with a high-level overview of the three core components and touch upon the basics.
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