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access all groups capability

  • separate mode - you can access all groups read/write
  • visible mode - everybody can read, accessallgroups gives you right to write to all groups

Examples

Forum

  • usually larger groups
  • separate mode often used when groups of students take course at a different time
  • you can switch to visible mode from separate mode to allow them to see what other groups said
  • watch out for single simple discussion - it does not work in group mode (will not be fixed)
  • news subtype is different - it is one way communication medium, visible mode may not make much sense there


Assignment

  • groups modes affect tutor grading only, they tell what groups of students is each tutor allowed to grade
  • there is no "student group work" implemented, each student is supposed to submit own work and get a grade
  • "groupmembersonly" is often used as a workaround for single deadline problem when groups take course at a different time
  • it would be really nice to have per-group deadlines which would eliminate multiple assignments for different groups


Wiki

  • students may work in smaller groups - this could encourage them to be more active in the process
  • unfortunately groupmodes do not work much in wiki 2.0&2.1


Quiz

  • similar to assignments

Glossary

  • unfortunately does not have group mode at all

Database

  • should be similar to standard forum

Workshop

  • the group mode affects mostly the allocation process
  • teachers may see all submissions from their group unless they have accessallgroups permission

Chat

  • similar to forum

Survey

  • should be similar to assignment

Choice

  • similar to forum
  • this may not be fully implemented to support all choice options (TODO)

resource type modules

  • no group mode by default, the groups are used only when groupmembersonly activated

Other

July 2010 edits

The Groups page last major rewrite was around when 1.9 came out. The functions and screens were very different from previous versions. I can not seem to log into http://qa.moodle.net/ today so not sure how this works in Moodle 2.0. This page is still a little disjointed and I think navigation could be improved.

Essentially I created an overall introduction that includes functions. I created major headings for the 3 tabs from the groups link, then grouped sub functions under them. We have other pages (which I have not looked at recently) that deal with things like Groupings and Auto create and Overview. I tried to limit our words and put in the page links.

This suggests than we might use a Group template. The current displayed template if for Course Administration. My current thinking is to have a page for just course settings that concern Groups, and use this page as the major groups page with its own template. This could also allow us to split out the Pre 1.9 information. Ran out of time today but will revisit this later.

--chris collman 14:35, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Yikes, guess this is one of the first pages I created in 2006.
I changed the templates and followed the links. Almost all really should point here.--chris collman 01:41, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Can someone check enrolment keys in Groups

I AM CLUELESS ABOUT THE ENROLMENT KEY FEATURE, I sort of did a cut and paste. It seems sort of vague. Do I understand that you do not use an enrollment key in a course, but set the key in the group? Or can you do both, thus have two potential enrolment keys that will enroll you into the course? --chris collman 14:38, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Non-United States spellings

FYI: My New Hampshire spell checker says "enrolment" is not spelled correctly and should be spelled "enrollment". However, if I lived in Hampshire, my spell checker would reverse itself. In the interests of international harmony I conceded enrolment ain't wrong :)

Chris, as you point out, both "enrolment" and "enrollment" are correct spellings, depending on where you live. There's an Enrolment FAQ explaining how to change "enrol" to "enroll" in Moodle. In Moodle Docs I think it's fine to leave the word as it was spelled by the original author. --Helen Foster 02:26, 11 October 2008 (CDT)
Exactly. I didn't want anyone to feel abused. Unofficial Moodle etiquette by Chris: The initial typist determines the spelling. In theory, it is possible that Helen could create the initial page using the UK spelling, and Chris could add a section to it and use the USA spelling. It is not quirky, it is charming.  :) --chris collman 05:55, 11 October 2008 (CDT)
I think that the official Moodle language is en = en_au = en_gb, since Martin D is Australian. Therefore so enrol is preferred. Look on it for a small piece of revenge from those of us who have to put up with 'color' and other horrors in every other computer program in the world ;-)--Tim Hunt 04:24, 20 October 2008 (CDT)

What happens when

Groupn.gif what does this do when the user (admin) clicks on it in 1.7. I am confused about which activities support group mode.--chris collman 06:48, 11 October 2006 (CDT)

As mentioned in the Groups FAQ, different activity modules vary as to how they treat groups – some have better support for groups than others! For groups in forums, see the section on group mode in Adding/editing a forum. --Helen Foster 02:35, 11 October 2008 (CDT)

Activities supported by groups

It would be very useful to know which activities supported by groups in 1.6 and 1.7.

Can anyone direct me to a forum on Groups help

I have set up groups in my site and the groups work well except for one thing, they are not seperated when I have checked all the right boxes to seperate the groups.

I am in the situation where I can't direct people to the site with a 'enrol as a group key' and then all their posts can be read by anyone, 'no groups', 'other groups', 'guests'!

Any help would be a life saver.

Hi, please try the Using Moodle Groups forum. --Helen Foster 06:28, 25 October 2007 (CDT)