1 Essential Moodle Interview Question *

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What are ROLE, PERMISSION, CONTEXT, and CAPABILITY in Moodle?

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ROLE: An identifier of the user’s status in some context (e.g., teacher, student, moderator, administrator)

CONTEXT: A space in a moodle system (e.g., courses, module, block)

CAPABILITY: A description of a perticular feature (e.g., moodle/blog:create)

PERMISSION: A setting for a capability (e.g., allow, prohibit, inherit)

* There is more to interviewing than tricky technical questions, so these are intended merely as a guide. Not every “A” candidate worth hiring will be able to answer them all, nor does answering them all guarantee an “A” candidate. At the end of the day, hiring remains an art, a science — and a lot of work.
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