Thank you for all of the info. Much appreciated!
From: "Randy Thornton (via Moodle.org)" <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:26 PM
To: Eric Rankin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Moodle in English: Re: User Account Preferences
Re: User Account Preferences
1) "When they log in, however, the only option under "User account" is "Change password". "This tells us immediately that your default role of Authenticated user has been changed, as all authenticated users by default are allowed to edit their own profile via the capability moodle/user:editownprofile. See https://docs.moodle.org/37/en/Capabilities/moodle/user:editownprofile.
2) Similarly, there is an explicit capability named "Edit own user messaging profile" moodle/user:editownmessageprofile which when set to Allow enables a user to set their Messaging and Notification preferences (even if they don't have the right to edit the rest of their profile). This also is set to allow by default.
See this page https://docs.moodle.org/37/en/Capabilities/moodle/user:editownmessageprofile for a couple of links to how to solve this issue if you want to prevent students from setting it and only allow faculty. But basically, in your case, seeing that the role 'Authenticated user' has those turned off already, you can set up a system wide role that has just one capability editownmessageprofile set to Allow, then assign your faculty users to that role.
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