First of all, I couldn't decide which forum was best for this advice request on structuring, so apologies if I have chosen the wrong one and please re-point me if so.
Background to my query: I have set up a Moodle site as the delivery platform for an independent tutors' co-operative, for short adult-ed courses.
I want to offer new tutors an option to either find their own way through a set of customised Moodle Guides that I've written (created as Moodle web page resources) to create their own courses, or to join a tutored course that will take them through the same resources but include task based and assessed activities.
I have created:
- a course as a resource room for the Moodle guides
- another separate course for the tutored Moodle training, which links out to the resource room guides from within it's tutorials.
I planned to facilitate access across from the tutored course to the resource room (via the links) by enrolling learners into both courses.
NB: I also have a Common Room set up as a meta course, with the tutored Moodle course and other courses as child courses, to give instant access to general resources for all enrolled users.
My query: is there any way that the links to the guides in the Moodle resource room can be made to work without the tutors being enrolled in both courses? In other words, is there any way I can keep tutors (who have chosen the structured training) working within the tutored course without also giving them free access to the resource room? I don't want to have physical copies of the resources in both course rooms, but is there any alternative?
Many, many thanks if any creative person out there can help me with a workaround!