How to Edit User Permissions in Moodle?

How to Edit User Permissions in Moodle?

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free and open source software written in PHP for learning management system. Moodle is used to create private websites with online courses for educators and trainers. Moodle is the leading virtual learning environment and it can be used in many environments such as education, training, and development

In this documentation, we can discuss how to edit user permissions in Moodle. With the “Site administration” feature in Moodle, the Moodle admin permissions can be added to existing users. You can allow more admin roles to the existing users and set the existing users as the main user. Please follow the below steps to edit the permissions in Moodle.


1) Login to your Moodle Dashboard using your username and password.

2) Navigate to the option ‘Site administration’.

Edit User Permissions




3) Select the ‘Users’ tab.



4) Click the option ‘Site administrators’ under the ‘Permissions’ category.



5) The ‘Manage Site Administrator’ page will display the current site administrators and the users. You can select any potential user from the box ‘users’ and that will become an administrator and click the button ‘Add’.



6) A new Pop up window will open which display “Do you really want to add user as the new site administrator? “. Then click on the ‘Continue’ button.

In the Current site administrators box to the left, the above-added user will show up with the label Existing users.


7) You can change the newly added user to a new administrator by selecting the existing user in the list and click Set Main user.


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