Having read the roles and permissions chapters of the online Moodle documentation, I have to say I find roles, permissions, capabilities and over-rides complicatedly set up. I guess this is necessary to keep Moodle flexible.
However, when I register a new user on the system, on the page where the user's details are put (username, email address, password etc.), it would be great to have a drop-down menu to select what general role admin. wanted that new user to have.
At present, one has to set up the user, and then enter that user's account to allocate roles and permissions separately from the site admin. block. After one's done this, I have found that that does not necessarily guarantee that that user will have the roles and permissions required site-wide.
Am I missing something here?