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Cohorts, or site-wide groups, enable all members of a cohort to be enrolled in a course in one action, either manually or synchronised automatically.

Creating a cohort

Cohorts can be created by site administrators and other users with appropriate permissions.

  • Access Settings > Site administration > Users > Accounts > Cohorts


  • Click the Add button
  • NOTE In the dropdown you can choose between making your cohort available throughout the site "system" or in a named category.
  • Complete the details and save the changes.
  • Follow the assign link opposite the cohort name in the list of available cohorts.


  • Select potential users from the list then click the Add button.

To synchronise cohort members with course participants, the Cohort sync enrolment plugin should be enabled in Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins.

Uploading cohorts via CSV

  • This feature is planned to be included in 2.2 - see MDL-26965.

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