Greetings... We're working feverishly on moving from our 1.5 pilot to a full release of 1.7 in Spring 2006. (Yah, a few weeks away!)
We're having trouble defining a role for graduate assistants in our office who provide support to our faculty. Our graduate assistants (GAs) work with any instructor who want to use moodle to support their teaching... Sometimes it's just a consultation thing, but for less tech-saavy instructors, we may need to jump in and do the work for them: creating a syllabus, creating course resources, etc.
The graduate students are students themselves... so we have a rule that they don't support their own class, only other classes.
We've created a site-context role called "GA" which basically gets them instructor capabilities for any class in the system, with a few exceptions (grading, for example).
We also have the default student role (i.e., the GAs are enrolled in their own classes, with the student role set).
Here's the question, in short... how do I make the student role override the site-wide GA role? I want the more powerful GA role to only apply to classes where a GA does not have the more restrictive student role.
THanks for your help,
University of Illinois
School of Library and Information Science