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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).

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.

Standard Metacourse Usage

  • 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.)

Upsidedown Metacourse Usage

In both diagrams the arrows dentote the direction in which the enrollments are fed.

It is important to note that group membership is not preserved in metacourse enrollments