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'''Meta courses''' are courses which take their enrolments from courses i.e. for every course 'enrolled' on the metacourse, all students in the course are enrolled in the metacourse.
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'''Metacourses''' are courses which take their enrolments from courses i.e. for every course 'enrolled' on the metacourse, all students in the course are enrolled in the metacourse.
  
 
Each time a student enrols on (or unenrols from) a course, s/he is enrolled/unenrolled from the metacourse(s) (although it doesn't happen immediately - it may take an hour to show up).
 
Each time a student enrols on (or unenrols from) a course, s/he is enrolled/unenrolled from the metacourse(s) (although it doesn't happen immediately - it may take an hour to show up).
  
Teachers are able to choose whether a course is a meta course via the "Is this a meta course?" (yes/no) checkbox in the [[course/edit|course settings]]. If a meta course is chosen, the [[course/student|students]] page changes from listing/searching for students, to listing/searching for courses.
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==Metacourse setup==
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Teachers are able to choose whether a course is a metacourse via the "Is this a metacourse?" (yes/no) checkbox in the [[course/edit|course settings]]. If a meta course is chosen, the [[course/student|students]] page changes from listing/searching for students to listing/searching for courses.
  
The original discussion [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=17269| Meta courses experimental feature] contains further explanation.
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==Metacourse usage==
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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.
  
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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.
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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. (Please see the diagram below.)
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[[Image:Metacourses.jpg]]
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Revision as of 17:42, 23 November 2005

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

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

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.
  • 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. (Please see the diagram below.)

File:Metacourses.jpg