Assigning Roles

By assigning a role to a user in a context, you are granting them the permissions contained in that role, for the current context and all "lower" contexts.

Contexts:

  1. System (the entire installation)
  2. Front page (the "site subject")
  3. Subject Categories
  4. Subject Sub-categories
  5. Subjects
  6. Blocks and Activities

So for example, if you grant a Student role to a user in a Subject, they will have that role for the subject, but also all Blocks and Activities inside that subject. Their actual permissions may depend on other roles and overrides that have been defined.

See also Roles, Contexts, Permissions and Overrides.

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