I have been searching high and low for this, and remember some time ago that this was possible but seemedly no more, I want to use meta-courses in such a way that there is the primary course (I believe known as the child course), where the students will always go to. Inside this course will be links to meta-courses on each of the key topics they need to cover. I want the students to be able to click on the link and move to the meta-course but not have the meta-course appear on their homepage or on any course list for them.
I have created a hidden group and put all the meta-courses in there, but the meta-courses still appear. I have hidden the meta-courses themselves but then the system denies the student access when they click on the link.