Users: profiles, roles, and permissions

The view one user has of the campus virtual when accesses to it depends on which profile has as a member of the community and which role has in every site it can access to.

What is the profile of the user?

It describes the relationship with the institution: member of the administrative or academic staff, student, external professor or student. In case of a permanent relationship with the institution, a user account is provided, with basic data about the person and the login and password to authenticate and access to different services (like email, disk space, campus virtual and other services).

In the case of users with a more limited relationship with the university, the so-called external users, will receive a specific account to access to the campus virtual (see External user profile).

Access profiles currently used (click on the links to obtain additional information about profile’s features):

According to their profile, users will have access to different sites when access the campus virtual, and also will have different roles in these sites.

What is a role?

A role is a set of permissions determining what a user can do in a site.

If a member is a professor, the corresponding user will have an administrative role in the site to permit the user to add or remove resources, for example. If the member is an student, the corresponding user will have a more restricted role that permits only to read the resources of the site but not modify them.

For additional information visit the page Roles and permissions.

What is a site?

The campus virtual is organized in independent sections formed by groups of users that can share resources, communicate with each other, and use differents tools according to the permissions assigned to them in the site.

To obtain additional information about it and the different types of sites visit the page Sites: how the campus is organized.