While mucking around in Permissions I ran across this
I wondered what this was about, as the Manager is the only one who can, under this permission structure, backup User data. We are looking at two different things here, or I am not getting it, which is more likely. I went and looked at the linked page, but that is not helpful, really - just confirms what the capability is. This page is linked to another, which tries to justify why it was done this way, but then shoots itself in the foot by saying that User data and User info are two different things.
User data, for me, is the submitted blogs, assignments, wikis, database entries, gradebooks and so on. User info is their private details, the essential information about them. Are these two different things as suggested in the Moodle Docs? They are to me, but clearly not to others at the time of writing.
The question for me is how can Teachers keep accurate records and retain assignments if they cannot back that information up? I know, it can be arguable that Teachers are not responsible in the longer term for retaining this kind of data, that this is an Institutional responsibiity. However, I quite often keep student submissions on my private Moodle if it is of high standard or is useable as an example of good work, or not. As a Manager, I have access to the work, via backups, but as a Teacher, I do not.
Or am I misreading it?