blocks/moodletxt/addressbook groups

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: blocks/moodletxt/addressbook groups.

Managing your MoodleTxt Addressbook Groups

This page consists of three forms, allowing you to add, edit and delete groups.

Adding a Group

Adding a group to the address book couldn't be simpler. Locate the form at the top of the page headed Add a Group. This form has a single text box for the name of the group. Give the group a name, and then click the "Add Group" button, and the new contact group will be created.

Updating Group Members

If you wish to add or remove members from a group, first select the group you wish to modify from the large drop-down box at the top of the form labelled Update Group Members. When you have selected a group, you should see the form update, with the current group members being moved from the list of potential members on the left to the list of current members on the right (assuming that the group already has members).

Group membership selector

To add contacts to the group, select them from the list of potential members on the left, and click the ">>" button. You will see them move to the list of group members on the right. To remove contacts from the group, select them from the right hand list and click the "<<" button.

Once you are satisfied with the list of group members, click the "Update Group" button, and the group membership list will be updated. The page will refresh, and a short notification should be displayed indicating that the group has been saved to the database.

Deleting Groups

The first step to deleting a group is to select the one you wish to delete from the drop-down list at the top of the form labelled Delete a Group. (You'll find it at the bottom of the page.)

When you have done this, you need to confirm what should happen to the contacts that are already in the group being deleted. Three options are available, and are shown below the group list.

Preserve Contacts 
Will remove the group without affecting the contacts contained within it.
Delete Contacts 
This will remove the group and delete its members from the address book. This is useful for erasing old classes/years from the book.
Merge Contacts 
This will remove the group and transfer its contacts into another group, allowing you to merge groups together. If you select this option, be sure to select a destination group from the drop-down list provided.

Once you have decided what you want to happen to the group's members, click the "Delete Group" button and the group will be erased from the address book.