Edit roles by capability

Admin tools ::: tool_editrolesbycap
Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt
A Moodle admin tool to edit the permissions for one capability in all roles on one screen.

Edit roles by capability 1.3 for Moodle 2.6+

Moodle 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1
Released: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 3:13 AM
Edit roles by capability tool

Created by the Open University, UK.

Normally, when you edit roles in Moodle, you select one role, and can then edit
the permissions for all the capabilities for that role. This plugin presents an
alterative interface. You can select one capability, and then edit the
permissions for all roles for that capability.

Install this plugin into the admin/tool folder, in a subfolder called
editrolesbycap. You can do that using git as

git clone git://github.com/moodleou/moodle-tool_editrolesbycap.git admin/tool/editrolesbycap
echo '/admin/tool/editrolesbycap/' >> .git/info/exclude

You will get a new entry under Site administration -> Users -> Permissions that
lets you select a capability, and then edit the permission for that capability
in all role definition.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
1.3 for Moodle 2.6+
Can be updated from
1.0 (2012032900), Version 1.1 for Moodle 2.2+ (2013020500), Version 1.2 for Moodle 2.2+ (2014010900), Version 1.2 for Moodle 2.2+ (2014010900)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Admin tools

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "mytool") in the "admin/tool" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation