Help and Support (Staff)

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Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 2.7 from July 2015 onward

Descriptions of different roles in Moodle

There are a number of roles which can be given to people in Moodle.

The commonest are STUDENT and EDITING TEACHER (for module convenors and contributors)

Student

A distinct role for students in modules and participants in communities.

With this role you can:

  • View but not amend Resources in a module e.g. PDF, PowerPoint and Word documents, URLs etc.
  • View participation and contribute to but not amend Activities in a module e.g. Turnitin and Moodle assignments, Choice and Forums etc.
  • View your own grades (if allowed by the Editing Teacher)

Students are not able to view Turnitin assignments in archived modules. Please remember to download your assignments and feedback at the end of each academic year.

Observer

A non-participating role which is useful to allow colleagues, e.g., in your School, to see your module.

With this role you can:

  • View resources and activities in a module e.g. PDF, PowerPoint and Word documents, but not participate (e.g., cannot post in a forum)
  • Cannot see hidden resources and activities or modules that are hidden from students

This role can also be set up at Category level (so someone can be an Observer across all modules in a particular category, e.g., a School)

Editing Teacher

This is the normal role for staff. With this role you can

  • Enrol other users onto a module as an Editing Teacher, Editor, Teacher, Observer or Student.
  • Upload new and amend the settings of Resources in a module e.g. PDF, PowerPoint and Word documents, URLs etc.
  • Create new and amend Activities in a module e.g. Turnitin and Moodle assignments, Choice and Forums etc.
  • Add new and amend the settings of Blocks.
  • Hide and delete Resources, Activities and Blocks.
  • Amend the role of and delete Enrolled users.
  • View all Grades, mark assignments with comments, export and import grades and assignments.

In Archived modules read-only permissions are applied - no editing of the module is possible, enrolment isn't possible.  Editing teachers and teachers can still see assignments.

Teacher

This role is often given to tutors and teaching assistants who neeed to be able to mark student work or see student activity, but not add or edit items.

With this role you can:

  • View but NOT amend Resources in a module e.g. PDF, PowerPoint and Word documents, URLs etc.
  • View hidden resources and activities (Note that this is specific to moodle.Nottingham)
  • View and participate in but NOT amend Activities in a module e.g. Turnitin and Moodle assignments, Choice and Forums etc.
  • Enrol users onto a module as a Teacher or Student.

This role can also be set up at Category level (so someone can be a Teacher and able to see, add and edit marks across all modules in a particular category, e.g., a School)

In Archived modules read-only permissions are applied - enrolment isn't possible.  Editing teachers and teachers can still see assignments.

Editor

This role is given more rarely than Teacher. It is occasionally given to those who help in uploading material and designing courses. Many of the individuals who support teaching in this way have the School Support role so that they can assist across a range of modules.

With this role you can:

  • Enrol users onto a module as an Editor, Teacher or Student.
  • CANNOT view Gradebook, grade assignments with comments or export and import grades and assignments.
  • Add and edit resources and activities

In Archived modules read-only permissions are applied - no editing of the module is possible, enrolment isn't possible.

School Support

This is a role - only available at Category level - given usually to administration staff in a school. It involves extra training and close liaison with the Moodle Team. Please contact learning-team-support@nottingham.ac.uk if you feel you should have this role.

With this role you can

  • act as editing teacher on all the modules in a particular category, e.g., school

Category Manager

This is a role - only at Category level - with several responsibilities and permissions given to one or two administrative staff or academics per school. It involves extra training and close liaison with the Moodle Team. Please contact learning-team-support@nottingham.ac.uk if you feel you should have this role.

With this role you can:

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Queries, comments or questions?

Please contact your local elearning support team.


Phone: (0115 95) 16677
or email: itservicedesk@nottingham.ac.uk


Phone: (0574) 8818 0000 (ext. 8915)

or email: e-learning-support@nottingham.edu.cn


Phone: (03) 8924 81 99
or email: itservicedesk@nottingham.edu.my

Incorrect?

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