I understand how to self-enrol students into a particular group using an enrolment key. How do I then create a different forum for each group so that only the members of each group can post in their own forum, but everyone in the course can read everyone else's forum. Thanks for any help you can give with this problem.
Scroll down to 'Common module settings' and set 'Group mode' to 'Visible groups' while creating a forum.
Moodle enables us choose either 'Visible groups' or 'Separate groups' for group activities.
- Visible groups - Each group member works in their own group, but can also see other groups.
- Separate groups - Each group member can only see their own group, others are invisible.
Thank you very much for responding. I appreciate it. But… I'm still not fully understanding how to achieve my aim.
I am setting up a course where the participants are divided into groups - say 10 groups of 5 members each.
I want each group to have a forum where they can post a message about the week's topic and reply to the messages of the other members in that group (in their group) - but I also want the members of the other groups to be able to read these messages but not to be able to post in this forum or reply. I want every group to have a forum set up in this way. Each member can post and reply in their own forum, and read the other forums (where they cannot post or reply).
I see how to create a forum with the Visible Group setting. But how do I then make sure that members of only one of the groups on the course can post and reply, whilst members of other groups can read those posts but not post or reply?
I'm thinking that I have to create a separate forum for each group - is that right? But I still don't understand how I can set up each forum in the way I have described above.
And if you can answer this secondary question… when a member from say Group 3 goes to a Visible forum, for what purpose is the menu top left which says 'Visible groups' with then a drop down menu with that member's group displayed there (and all the other groups in the menu).
I appreciate your time and energy if you can help me with this. This is my first time setting up a course and I'm finding my way...
I think I have understood. With participants being enrolled in different groups, and forums being 'visible', then as you said, this filters the posting and the viewing. I enrolled several pretend members with different email addresses and found that they could read all but only post in one. Thank you again for your help.
Using a single forum, you can initiate different discussion threads for different groups of students.
- On your course page, click the forum created with 'Visible groups' mode.
- Select the group to which you wish to post from the drop down menu (attached screenshot).
- Click 'Add a new discussion topic' to initiate a discussion with a group of students.
- Compose your post with Subject and Message.
- Click the Post to forum button.
Thank you very much. I understand. That's very helpful of you.
I posted another question in the General help asking if it's possible to create blog groups. If you know anything about this and can help, this is the post reference -