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  • You are a teacher sharing a course with other teachers and you want to filter your activities and gradebook so you don’t see the students from your colleagues’ classes.

Groupings - Experimental

Use Groupings to make an activity, like an Assignment or a Quiz, visible to only one set of students.

A Grouping is a collection of one or more groups. You can assign an activity, or even an entire topic area, to a specific grouping and it is invisible to all other groups and groupings. This feature is still considered experimental because the gradebook does not reflect the fact that a specific activity may only be available to a particular grouping and will show the activity as not graded in the gradebook. If you are using groupings for a graded activity, you must confirm that the aggregation method for the category or course is set to "Aggregate only non-empty grades" so that item is not counted in the aggregation method if it is not completed. Check this setting: Gradebook >> Categories and Items >> Full View >> Aggregate only non-Empty Grades should be checked. This is the default setting for the gradebook. If you uncheck this option, then students not in the grouping for that activity will be assigned a zero for that activity even though they are not able to complete it!  For a more complete discussion of Groupings, please see the Moodle documentation.

  • You want to allocate a particular activity or resource to just one class or set of users and you don’t want others to see it.



Based on the availability of "Groups" as a parameter for restricting access (now available based on a setting being disable on 10/23 by Bobby), we are testing whether we can restrict access of resources and activities using only "Groups" and possibly eliminate the need for Groupings.

Note: it appears the checkbox to "Make visible to group members" in the Common Modules area of the Files resource is no displayed.


Using Groups to Restrict Access to Content

Please see Assignment Restrictions for details about using groups to restrict access to Assignments. For other activities, resources, and topics areas, use the Restrict Access section to add restrictions based on group membership, among other criteria.



Under Administration goto Course Administration>Users>Groups