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Course meta link

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Location: Settings link in Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Course meta link

The course meta link plug in makes it possible for one course (traditionally known as a metacourse to bring in enrolments from other courses (traditionally known as "child courses".) More information about the use of Metacourses can be found on the Metacourse page. The course meta link plugin needs to be enabled by the site admin in enrolment plugins and has to be enabled within the course.

Course settings

  • In a course, go to Settings>users>enrolment methods .

  • Click the dropdown menu under the enrolment methods and select course metalink:


  • In the screen that comes up next, select from the dropdown box the course you wish to bring enrolments from and then click Add method:


    • NOTE(1) A teacher in a course will only be able to choose from courses they are teachers in elsewhere.
    • NOTE (2) To add more courses, add another instance of the course meta link.
  • The users from the child course will now be enrolled in the current course - see the numbers in the screenshot below:


  • When new users are enrolled to the child course, they will be automatically brought into the current metacourse when the cron job runs.

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