Here is the scenario: one course, two different classes; thus, for example, same assignment, but different due dates. Pretty basic...
Now, the way I understand this, I should be able to create an assignment, and specifiy somewhere (where?) to which group the assignement apply. I've so far failed to do that. So either A) it's not possible, or B) I've missed something . Can anyone set me straight on this?
I'm quite ready to create two "courses" for two different classes. not elegant, but perfectly workable. I'd just like to have a straight answer before I go down that path.
Sorry again for coming out so strongly, but I need to know! Otherwise, I just love moodle. Thanks, and keep up the great work! Eric
[Thinks rhetorical question -] How is that going to be implemented? [Answer - Gulp!]
The only neat way, I can think of, would be by "psuedo" instances of the module. It needs one instance of the module for each group in the course. But from the teacher/student point of view only one instance appears in their course. The actual instance they use depends on their group. If you can implement that sort of mechanism at a course level there would be no need to mangle these group dependences into any modules. (The verb "mangle" is probably too weak in this context )
What do you think, pretty please
On one hand I do like that solution, even though it could be incredibly complex (imagine what happens when groups are added/removed). It would really need a lot of thought, particularly moving forward into a situation where people may be part of multiple groups or ad-hoc activity-based groups.
On the other hand I still think anything with a due date is in fact a type of assignment, so Exercise (and maybe even Workshop?) should join the fold and become an Assignment submodule.
I hope I have well understand the problem
If so I think that the suggestion I made to Timothy few months ago but that I didn't take time to program may be applicable:
add a "calendar event dependance" for the accessibility of some or all modules.
That way, if you have 10 activities in a topic or in a week, only one change in the calendar events by the teacher will lock/unlock all theses activities at the same time and for only the event focus. ( group, course, site events).
Many usefull applications. If you enter a group schedule for a semester then you will be able to allow certains ressources and/or activities at theses predifined times if you wish.
In few weeks I will probably give it a try.
I think you are on the right track with this. We need to make the idea of "multiple course sections" fully functional. This means that when quizzes are setup, they can be setup for each group/section and access will only be provided for a group for the designated time.
My faculty at Trinity International University are really excited about using Moodle this fall. I think there is tremendous opportunity for this technology within our institution. I am grateful that we have access to such a system.