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Re: User roles and UI

Also how do you become, for example, an Author or a Teacher if you are
just a Student? Change your role on "My Account" page or something like

> It's not much about this in the specs and I'd like to hear your opinion on
> how different kinds of users will change their roles in UI.
> Let's say during a registration user chooses his role from the dropdown:
> 1. Student
> 2. Author
> 3. Teacher.
> Top and left navigation bars will look exactly the same for all kind of
> users. If Student, for example, clicks on "Create New Course" link, he
> will get user-friendly version of "Permission denied" message.
> 1. Let's say an Author wants to check how his Course looks in Student's
> eyes. I guess he should either change his role to Student or have an
> access to his own Course as a Student. It has to be done within one
> session.
> 2. Let's say Bill, an Author of Course "A", is a Student for Course "B"
> and Teacher for Course "C". He should be able to enter each Course with
> appropriate role within one session.
> 3. Let's say Bill browses Repository. As an Author he should see editable
> versions of UMOs and be able to add them to his Course. As a Student and
> Teacher, he should see "view only" versions of UMO.
> What the best way to deal with those situations? I have some ideas, but I
> think it would be more efficient if UU authors speak first, it will help
> me to move ahead in the right direction from the very beginning.

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