To enjoy everything DIGI-FACE has to offer you need to register an account on https://www.digiface.org/.
Everybody can register on.
First, your access rights are limited (Guest user). Depending on your user status you can be granted member user access, giving you the rights to access Moodle, to post blogs, to publish, to make use of the project management tool and to create a full user profile. Member access is granted for all students, participants, alumni, postgraduates, researchers, staff, lecturers and affiliated persons of a Centre of African Excellence.
A role is a collection of permissions defined that can be assigned to specific users in specific contexts.
Depending on your user status you can be granted the role Guest, Member or Member-admin.
Users who registered on the platform without being part of the African Excellence Programme or one of the Centres of African Excellence will be assigned the Guest role.
A Guest may attend open Moodle courses and navigate through the open information elements on the platform (Information about the African Excellence Programme and the Centres, blogs, publications, alumni network and members).
A Member is a registered user belonging to the African Excellence Programme or to one of the African Centres of Excellence. A Member can create his own profile, post a blog, participate in Moodle courses in which he or she is enrolled, create his or her own project and share a publication on the platform.
A Member-admin is a member that has admin rights for centre-specific elements. Practically this means that, in addition to being a Member, a “Member-admin” has the right to edit the respective Centre’s information pages. With regard to quality issues a Member-admin has special responsibilities (i.e. this person functions as the user-administrator of a respective Centre, is responsible for the verification of user profile data and the confirmation of external certificates of students amongst other duties).
An Admin is responsible for the maintenance, configuration, coding and reliable operation of the platform. Members of the DIGI-FACE development team are assigned the role of Admin on this platform.
In Moodle, a role is assigned to a user in a context – that context could be an activity, a module, a Centre, or the entire site. The combination of roles and context define a specific user’s access and their ability to perform tasks. The most common examples are the roles of Student and Teacher in the context of a course.
All new Moodle users are called authenticated users. An authenticated user does not have sitewide access to Moodle. An authenticated user (i.e. a new user who has no roles assigned yet) can browse the site but cannot access courses or contribute to courses.
To access the Moodle site, you must have an account on DIGI-FACE. In Moodle terminology this is referred to as “authentication”.
Step 1: Authentication
To enjoy everything DIGI-FACE has to offer you need to register an account on https://www.digiface.org/
Step 2: Enrolment
Once users have an account, they need to be enrolled in the appropriate courses. This is where we assign you Student, Teacher, Facilitator, or other roles.
It is important to know the difference between these steps, and to understand that you need both authentication and enrolment to gain access to your site and courses. All new users to Moodle are called authenticated users. An authenticated user does not have sitewide access to Moodle.
Once you have registered an account on https://www.digiface.org/, you will need to be enrolled into a course or context. Either a Site Administrator or Centre IT Manager can do this enrolment. Some courses allow participants to self-enrol.
Not sure which status you have? Have a look at the list below to identify the right role for your profile.