I don't think my users will understand enrolling in a course, AND THEN having to sign up. Right now, if they don't enroll, they will receive a "Sorry, but you do not currently have permissions to do that (Sign-up for a session)" screen but it doesn't explain exactly what they should do. (which I discovered, was to enroll in the course first)
We had the same problem but it is easily solved with permissions.
I allowed guests on site-level permission to sign up to face-to-face sessions. This also automatically enrols them in the course as students.
I'm also trying to get this to work without success. I want an employee to be able to follow a link from an email or intranet to a face to face course activity (in a course the haven't enrolled in yet but offers guest access), view the details and if they sign up for a session then they auto-enrol in the course as well .
the following is set for the Authenticated user role under Site Admin / Users / Permissions / Define Roles
The authenticated user can see the details and click the signup but aren't auto enrolled - is the auto enrol possible? (they do of course get prompted to enrol to add a discussion to a forum etc)