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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
Book Image

Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Moodle Administration
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Preface
Index

Contexts


Contexts are the areas in Moodle where roles can be assigned to users. A role can be assigned within different contexts. A user has a role in any given context, where a context can be a course, an activity module, a user, a block, or Moodle itself. Moodle comes with the following seven contexts that you will come across a lot in this chapter.

Role

Coverage

System

Entire Moodle system (also known as core or global context)

Category

Categories and sub-categories

Course

Courses

Activity

Course activities and resources

Block

Moodle blocks

User

Users

Front Page

Front Page and files that can accessed outside courses

Each context is like a ring-fenced area in which certain actions can be carried out. It is sometimes referred to as scope. You can compare this to a large company with multiple divisions and departments. A manager in the Finance division has certain rights and shoulders responsibilities of every department in his division, but these do not apply to departments...