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HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's

 
Picture of Mark Johnson
HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping for fast help.

I have a course with multiple sections that I set up "Individual Wiki's" for.  The students have been using them successfully, but one problem: they can see the Wiki's of their fellow students in their section.

I would like to set it so they can ONLY see their own Wiki - and I thought creating an "Individual Wiki" from the start would do this.

How do I make it so they can only see their own?

Thanks!


Mark 

 
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Picture of John Cook PhD
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
 

HI Mark - I am having the same problem - wiki set to indivdual - but a student can still see every other students. I want the wiki to be private between the teacher and the student. It appears this is now not a option in 3.2?

Did you find an resolution - I have played with permissions to no avail.

From the lack of response, I assume it is not an issue for anyone else? 

 
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Mary Cooch
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
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Hello John. I tried with an individual wiki on our School demo site school.demo.moodle.net and I could not get students to see other students' wikis. Could you perhaps try setting one up one one of our demo sites - https://moodle.org/demo/ to see if you can replicate what you are getting on your site?

 
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Picture of John Cook PhD
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
 

Hi Mary,

Thank for your response.

Yes it is an odd problem.

Was working OK - I am using Moodle 3.2.2+ (Build: 20170331) using a template based on Boost produced by a Moodle partner for me. All environment variables are OK

I have spent a two days on this so far.

1. created a new course and put in a new wiki set to individual - when I impersonated a student user could still see the user list.

2. Imported an old wiki from Moodle 2 and it worked fine in the newly created course.

3. imported the same old wiki into a current course and had the same problem that students could still see others.

4 Crosschecked the course setting between the old and new and setting all the same.

5. Crosschecked permissions between current course and the new one and they are the same.

6 . Crosschecked the permission in the wiki and they are all the same.

7. I have done clean install on my dev server but still get the same result.

My fix at the moment is tell students that the wiki is no longer private.


 
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Mary Cooch
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
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Please can you try on one of our demo sites to see if you can replicate it there? Also - have you tried with an actual student account, rather than by, as you say, impersonating a student? Sometimes the view is not accurate when you are not using a genuine (or test) student account.

 
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Picture of John Cook PhD
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
 

Yes have logged is as a student as well. Under time problems at the moment so may not test on the demo server until later.

I will test when I have time with a non Boost derived template as my thoughts lies there.

Thank really appreciate


 
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Picture of John Cook PhD
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
 

Hi Mary,

I think I have finally work out where the problem is - it is to with groups - my site defaults was for separate groups. Also the courses where set to separate groups. In the wiki you could not change this.

Once I had set the site default to no groups and then set the course to separate groups and the individual wiki to no groups then the privacy was OK - the student could then only see their wiki. If I set the individual wiki to separate groups then they can see all in that group.

Sound like a bug?

So for the time being I have set the wiki to no groups and this gets around the problem.

Any comments?

 
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Mary Cooch
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
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Hello. Yes , looking at the tracker it appears it has been reported MDL-52247.There is a comment there that  it actually does not make any sense to set group mode on an individual wiki, and fortunately you have now found a workaround for this; glad to hear it.

 
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Picture of John Cook PhD
Re: HELP! Students Can See Eachother's Wiki's
 

Thanks - unfortunately I do not have access to tracker  MDL-52247 but great to see it is a bug. smile

 
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