The trouble with enrolling them as hidden teachers is that they all get the email notifications for assignments ("student XYZ has updated their assignment submission") for each others' courses.
Another idea is to enroll them as students in one another's courses, but the downside is that they show up in the gradebooks, as well as the participants lists, even though they aren't participating in the course.
Anyone have suggestions on the best way to accomplish the master calendar feature?
I too am hoping there is a way to create different classes of users so that calendar events can be tailored to different groups.
e.g. teachers, parents (plus current ones)
My school is using moodle and another software package for staff. I am trying to get everyone to moodle.
I suppose a temporary solution is to create a "staff" course. Assign all teachers to it and them site course events here.
I have set up our moodle site so that key people (secretaries, me, student council teacher) can add "global events," which is great for things effecting the entire school.
The problem I see with having an admin add test dates to the schools "global events" is that anyone using the "upcoming events" block would be inundated with events.
I feel the best solution is still a "role" system so that only people with that role will see the dates, but I like your fix.
This might sound silly, but how did you allow some users to add "global events?" I have searched the permissions and found nothing about global events, i have added people to teachers in the roles for the calendar and all i can get people to do is add a user event. I am using Moodle 1.9.
Thanks for any help in advance.
thanks Mary, looks like it has done exactly what i wanted. a very good trick, i have used it for some other various tasks for some of our other teachers too, eg a password changer role.