Adding/Removing Users to your Moodle Site

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:28 am.

A role determines what privileges and powers an individual has within a course in Moodle. Changing the roles and  permissions in your course is not always recommended. The default settings have been created with the needs of most professors and courses in mind. Making changes other than adding students should be done sparingly. This document provides instructions for changing the default roles issued by Moodle.


Moodle Roles

Teacher: Has the ability to manipulate and control anything within their own course, but is not able to make changes to other courses or to the site.
Non-editing Teacher: The typical role for Teaching Assistants. Has the ability to add/remove/edit files in the course, but does not have as much control as a Teacher.
Auditor: Allows a user to take part in assignments and activities and to view the resources within a course, but they cannot make changes or edit any content in the course. This role can be given to anyone, including students auditing the class and other professors interested in the course content.
Guest: Can view the course page, but cannot enter text anywhere or take part in assignments and activities.


Adding Users

Note: This tool should not be used to add students to Academic courses. This is done automatically and if any students are missing their courses, they should contact the Registrars Office.

1) Locate and click on the Users link in the Administration block and select “Enrolled users“. Then, choose “Enrol Users” in the top-right corner.
2) To add a user to a particular role, click the role you would like the user to have. For example, to add a new TA, choose Non-editing Teacher from the drop-down menu.
3) To add a user, search by name or email in the search box at the bottom of the page. Once you have found their name, click on Enrol. Your user has now been added, and you can click “Finish Enrolling Users” to go back to the previous page.

Removing Users

Note: You will not be able to remove any user with the role of Registered Student. These students are added through Bionic and will be deleted from both the Bionic and Moodle course rosters when they officially drop the course.

1) To remove a user, click on the Users link in the Administration block and select “Enrolled users“.
2) Find the user you would like to remove and click on the “X” on the far right side of the page . There will be a confirmation page that follows — click on “Continue” to confirm the change.

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