Groupings FAQ

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Groupings FAQ.

What is a grouping?

A grouping is a collection of groups. When you have made groups in a course you have the option of adding them to a grouping. A single grouping can house one group or several groups.

Note that since you can have a group of only one member, you can therefore have a grouping of only one member too, if you wish to restrict an activity to a single person in your course.

Groupings were designed to allow selection of different sets of groups in each activity. If you assign an activity to a grouping then only the group/grouping that is selected will be able to see and do the activity. It will be invisible to other groups or groupings.

What is the difference between a group and a grouping?

A group is a set of users. A grouping is a set of groups.

Why is the 'Available for group members' feature still experimental?

There are known problems that will not be probably fixed.

Why does a graded activity assigned to a particular grouping only appear in the gradebook for all users?

The gradebook does not currently consider the experimental Available for group members only functionality. (See MDL-13868 for details.) It is recommended that separate courses are used instead. A possible workaround is:

  1. Put all graded activity assigned to a particular grouping into one category
  2. Set the aggregation for the category to maximum grade
  3. Hide the individual activities

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