If i tought the course 10 times, i could potentially have the same content 10 times in Moodle in 10 different courses. This takes up space.
Now i cannot use the same Moodle Course page to teach different classes as it may contain assignments marks and possibly exams marks and files from the previous class which must be maintained for 3 years per the University policies.
Is there a place in Moodle where the Teaching materials can be hosted and then just linked to the Moodle course pages? Or any alternatives???
The way I handle this situation, is to make a full backup at the end of a course. For extra assurance, I download a copy of the backup to my local hard drive. I then reset the course, deleting all discussion posts, assignment submissions and enrolled users. The cleaned course is now ready to enrol the new cohort of users. Should I need to retrieve information, such as students' forum posts, assignment submissions, or grades, I can reconstitute a course from three years earlier, and view the course exactly as it was.
Another alternative would be to use Cohorts, Metacourses or Groups/Groupings. Any of these configurations would do. Depending on the scenario, one is more appropriate than the other.
I've just tried once but I never used it because it didn't fit my scenarios, so I cannot help you that much. You might want to read some guidelines here:
However, when I was trying to understand it, I got the information from the forum that Cohorts were supposed to replace the Meta course link:
Hi Beatrice, thank you for pointing me to the meta-course documentation. It is a very useful page.
I was also reading on cohort function, it seems if I were to use Cohort function and enrol various cohorts into the same course (normal course, not meta course), the course enrolment could become rather large, and the course participants regardless of the cohorts will be mixed together, will that understanding be correct?