I am creating a course that requires setting up mentoring groups for students. I need to assign the mentor to groups with the ability to do similar things as non-editing teacher. I have 5 groups of students within the course and I have 5 mentors, one for each group. I have created the role of the mentor using the non-editing teacher "architype".
But I am stuck on how I can assign this Mentor user to the groups. Each mentor will only have access to the group assigned to, not the others.
Please help me out, is this possible?
I have followed the creating a parent role and linking the parent user to the student user documentation but it does not work. I could not find the "this role relationship" kind of link I am supposed to see on the student's profile to establish the link, suppose I am to assign them one by one. Nothing seems to be available for assigning groups to a user role.
Is there some other way I can achieve this?
I don't think you need the mentor (parent) role for this as it would be too restrictive. The non-editing teacher role would be fine or presumably your new mentor role. Enrol the 5 mentors into the course and make sure you have made Groups with your students in - add the mentors to their respective groups and make Course>Edit settings set to Separate groups. Then see Groups FAQ number 1.6 for how to change permissions so the mentors only see their own groups.
Thank you very much Mary. Very helpful.