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Re: User roles and UI

All of the below (said by Sergey) sounds rather reasonable if we are
clear on specifics of each role:

Author creates and edits UMOs.
Teacher teaches them, that is he has a tool set in his disposal to
administrate students.
Student can study either under control of a teacher, or on his own,
using UU.

Let's think, how to implement these generic features the best way.

sergey@total-knowledge.com wrote:
> 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.


Anatoly Volynets, Co-Founder

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