I have an open moodle-course. Basically anyone can start the course at any time. Since the course is open to all, I have hidden the course participant list. I'm using a group choice activity (max 10 members / group) and group mode on forums so that students would feel more safe. But, is there any way to automatically inform students their fellow group members in a way that she/he would still not be able to see members of the other groups?
I was told that one solution would be to post the list of the group members in the group forum, but that should be done by hand and since there are huge amount of groups, that's not very tempting.
Then I was told to use grouping not only on certain activities but throughout the whole course. Apparently students then would only see their own group members on the participant list. But, in my course students are members of two separate groups in different groupings and if I would merge these two groupings into one, students would have to choose in every forum which one of the groups their want to post. I tried this choosing thing once and let's say that I'm not going there any more...
So is there any way (apart from those not-so-perfect-solutions described above) to tell the students the members of his/her own groups, but still hide the other course participants?