I am new to this forum and hope this query can be answered here - apologies for previous post on development forum.
I have been trying to work around the flat hierarchical structure of Moodle because I do not want pages that run on forever and I am trying to encourage teachers / content developers not to just dump everything in endless lists).
I have read and searched the Moodle documentation and developer / admin’ forums, but can't find an answer.
More specific -
I have many courses that have the following structure. They are organized first by Specialization and then by Semester (1-4). Within that, there are several technical courses, plus some shared courses such as science, math, English. Also, in this system, students are enrolled by semester.
I tried using sub categories and this gets me close to how I want the main page to look from the users’ view. For example, I can have "Electrical" as the main category, then, "Semester 1 Semester 2", etc. as sub-categories; where I can put all the courses (which by the way all have unique code courses). This give me a nice user-friendly tree-structure.
However, using this solution then means I cannot assign meta course status at the semester level, as this is, after all, still a Moodle category. This means that by solving the front end ease-of-use and look, I have complicated the back-end task of enrollment.
So, after checking this site, I tried setting up a course for enrolment only in Semester 1 sub-category. Thus, I set up the course, assigned some ‘child’ courses to it and then hid it from students (as I saw suggested on one forum).
Fine, except when I try to enroll my test student using Assign Role, I see this message:
"Can not assign this role to user "ops sem" because Manage metacourse capability is needed."
If I have to assign unique permissions for metacourse capability, it defeats the purpose of having the meta courses anyway!
I am really going round in circles with this. Has anyone found a more elegant and workable solution?