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Metacourses may be used in a variety of ways. For example, consider a course C with units C1, C2, C3 and C4.
 
Metacourses may be used in a variety of ways. For example, consider a course C with units C1, C2, C3 and C4.
  
*Scenario 1: C is a metacourse with C1, C2, C3 and C4 as normal courses. Students enrolling on C1 or  C2 or C3 or C4 are automatically enrolled on C.
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*Scenario 1: C is a metacourse with C1, C2, C3 and C4 as normal courses. Students enrolling on C1 or  C2 or C3 or C4 are automatically enrolled on C. This would be used, for example, when every student gets to choose one option from C1, C2, C3 or C4 but C is compulsory for all students taking one of those four options.  
  
 
[[Image:Meta1.gif|Standard Metacourse Usage]]
 
[[Image:Meta1.gif|Standard Metacourse Usage]]
  
*Scenario 2: C1, C2, C3 and C4 are metacourses with C as a normal course. Students enrolling on C are automatically enrolled on C1, C2, C3 and C4.
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*Scenario 2: C1, C2, C3 and C4 are metacourses with C as a normal course. Students enrolling on C are automatically enrolled on C1, C2, C3 and C4. This would be used, for example, when all five courses are intended to have exactly the same students.  
  
 
[[Image:Meta2.gif|Upsidedown Metacourse Usage]]
 
[[Image:Meta2.gif|Upsidedown Metacourse Usage]]

Revision as of 15:17, 14 July 2006

Metacourses are courses which take their enrolments from other courses i.e. for every course 'enrolled' on the metacourse, all students in the course are also enrolled in the metacourse.

Each time a student enrols on (or unenrols from) a course, s/he is enrolled/unenrolled from any metacourse(s) associated with it (although it doesn't happen immediately - it may take an hour to show up).

Please note that metacourse enrolments do not preserve groups.

Metacourse setup

Teachers are able to choose whether a course is a metacourse via the "Is this a metacourse?" (yes/no) checkbox in the course settings. If a meta course is chosen, the students page changes from listing/searching for students to listing/searching for courses.

Metacourse usage

Metacourses may be used in a variety of ways. For example, consider a course C with units C1, C2, C3 and C4.

  • Scenario 1: C is a metacourse with C1, C2, C3 and C4 as normal courses. Students enrolling on C1 or C2 or C3 or C4 are automatically enrolled on C. This would be used, for example, when every student gets to choose one option from C1, C2, C3 or C4 but C is compulsory for all students taking one of those four options.

Standard Metacourse Usage

  • Scenario 2: C1, C2, C3 and C4 are metacourses with C as a normal course. Students enrolling on C are automatically enrolled on C1, C2, C3 and C4. This would be used, for example, when all five courses are intended to have exactly the same students.

Upsidedown Metacourse Usage

In both diagrams the arrows denote the direction in which the enrolments are fed.

See also