1. I run a course as a teacher using Moodle. Moodle 2.8. In my course I have one set of student groups to do a group assignment. It is always the same group. So I just want to be able to set up an assignment to be visible on certain week for a certain group with a certain topic. But Moodle requires me to first set up a group and populate it with the particular students and then to set up a grouping of the same name and transfer the particular group to that grouping. This is a duplicated effort. Is there no way to set it up so there is only one step rather than two?
2. I am also frustrated that even if I set up the assignment to be only viewable by a particular group, when I go to the assignment to grade that particular group, the default setting shows all the students of the class! What is the point of setting up the assignment to be viewable by only one group (Separate groups) and then I have to change each time so that I only get a list of the particular students? Is there a way to change this as well?
3. I want the default on grades to be scales, letter grades. I get the default as points and a particular set of points. How can I change the default?
Thanks for your help.