A couple of suggestions about the way the group mode works:
- Even if a group mode is set to "separate" or "visible", when a teacher creates a new activity, it is set to "no groups". I think it would be more natural if it defaulted to the mode selected in the course settings. The teacher would then be able to change it, if forced mode setting is "no".
- If the group mode is forced, the group setting of activities is ignored. This may cause a lot of confusion for the teacher (we can expect a lot of bug reports from people who e.g. have a "visible groups" forum which doesn't work the way they set it, just because they forgot that they had set forced mode to yes). I think in the case of a forced group mode:
- it shouldn't be possible to change the group mode of an activity by clicking on the little group mode icon
- the alt text for the group mode icon should say e.g. "visible groups (this cannot be changed)" rather than "visible groups (click to change)"
If a teacher changes the course-wide group mode setting and
uses forced mode, all activities in a course should change their mode accordingly.What do you think?