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Visibility of names and e-mail addresses

Visibility of names and e-mail addresses


By default the names and e-mail addresses of "Students" and "Extra Users" are not displayed to other persons with these roles within a course room.

The display settings can be edited on the personal profile page.

So-called "Privileged Persons" always see names and e-mail addresses of all course participants.


1. Displayed data

It depends on the role users have in a course room if they are allowed to see other participants' names and e-mail addresses.

  • Within the context of a course room users with the roles "Manager", "Editing Tutor", and "Tutor" are so-called "Privileged Persons". The names and e-mail addresses of all other users in the course room are always displayed to them.
  • At the same time, the name and e-mail address of privileged persons are always displayed to all participants in the course room. Like this, the students can contact the persons responsible for the course.
  • Additionally, the "Students" and "Extra Users" can determine as opt-in in their profile settings if their name and e-mail address should also be displayed to other "Students" and "Extra Users". By default, name and e-mail addresses are not displayed to these persons.

Name and e-mail address by ... 

   Students & Extra Users see …   
   Tutors see …   
   Managers see …   

Students & Extra Users

Only if allowed in profile (opt-in)alwaysalways





2. Change display settings

Students can change the display settings can be changed as follows:

  1. Click on your name in the upper right corner and choose "Profile".  
  2. On the profile page, click "Edit Profile" in the upper right corner.
  3. Now choose one of the following options from the dropdown menu "Name/Email display":
    • Display only to privileged persons (default)
    • Display to all RWTHmoodle users
    • Display to privileged persons and other course participants

The following table sums up the possible display settings for name and e-mail address within a course room: 



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