Exploring Moodle’s predefined roles
Moodle comes with several predefined roles. These standard roles are suitable for most educational setups, but some institutions require modifications to be made to the roles system to tailor Moodle to their specific needs.
Each role has capabilities for several actions that can be carried out. For example, an administrator and a course creator can create new courses, whereas all the other roles are denied this right. Likewise, a teacher is allowed to moderate forums, whereas students can only contribute to them.
The description of each standard role and the short names that are used, internally and in operations, such as user batch upload, are listed in the following table (taken from Site administration | User | Permissions | Define roles):
Figure 6.2 – Moodle’s predefined roles
Moodle Workplace has various extra roles to handle its business-oriented audience, such as tenant administrator, certification...