Cohort enroller

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.5. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Cohort enroller.

The role of cohort enroller may be given to a regular editing teacher to allow them to enrol category cohorts into their course.

Despite appearances to the contrary, teachers cannot enrol cohorts either via Administration > Course administration > Users > Enrolment methods or Administration > Course administration > Users > Enrolled users. See Capabilities/enrol/cohort:config.

This custom role will permit teachers to enrol category cohorts into their course. This means therefore that a Head of Science Faculty could enrol cohorts for Biology, Physics and Chemistry courses while not having access to cohorts from other faculties.

Creating a new role

  1. As an administrator, go to Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles and click the "Add a new role" button.
  2. Give the role a name and assign it to the category context.
  3. Filter to see entries connected with "cohort" and allow them all.
  4. Click the "Create this role" button.
Creating a new custom role
Setting capabilities

Assigning the role to a teacher

  1. As an administrator, go to the category page, for example http://YOURMOODLESITE/course/category.php?id=1
  2. In Administration > Assign roles, assign the role of Cohort enroller to the required course teacher.
  3. When the teacher returns to their course, they will be able to add the "cohort sync" method in Administration > Course administration > Enrolment methods and will also see the "Enrol cohort" button in Administration > Course administration > Users > Enrolled users.
Assigning the role in the category context
Teacher can now add cohort sync method
They can only add cohorts from their own category

How it works

  • The cohort enroller role is given to a user in the category context and so will appear in Administration > Course administration > Users > Other users
  • The user needs to have the teacher role as well in the course(s) where they need to enrol cohorts.
  • Setting it up this way means that the teacher has no additional permissions that, say, a manager might have; they can merely enrol cohorts alongside their usual job.


See also

  • Cohorts
  • MDL-36014 -add new capability to allow teachers to use cohorts without having an extra role in contexts above course