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. However, there is a tracker issue related to this: MDL-42979
Why does a graded activity assigned to a particular grouping only appear in the gradebook for all users?
This is the case for teachers viewing the gradebook in a course. 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:
- Put all graded activity is assigned to a particular grouping into one category
- Set the aggregation for the category to maximum grade
- Hide the individual activities
However, this is not the case for students viewing their grades. They should NOT see activities that were allocated to a different grouping from their own. (See MDL-31510 for details)
- Using Moodle Groups forum