General plugins (Local): Auto Group

local_autogroup
Maintained by Picture of Mark Ward Mark Ward, Picture of Emma Richardson Emma Richardson, Picture of Arnaud Trouvé Arnaud Trouvé
A local plugin which automatically assigns enrolled users on a course into groups dependant upon information within their user profile. (Now with custom profile field support - called User Info Field in settings.) This plugin will create, update, and delete groups automatically to match the users on your course. All behaviour is event-driven and so will occur within page loads. The system can also monitor manual group setting changes and moderate them to ensure that groups are kept neat and tidy.
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A local plugin which automatically assigns enrolled users on a course into groups

dependant upon information within their user profile.

 

This plugin will create, update, and delete groups automatically

to match the users on your course. All behaviour is event-driven

and so will occur within page loads.

 

The system can also monitor manual group setting changes and

moderate them to ensure that groups are kept neat and tidy.

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Picture of Mark Ward
Mark Ward (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Emma Richardson
Emma Richardson: Maintainer
Picture of Arnaud Trouvé
Arnaud Trouvé: Contributor
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  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 3:22 AM
    I added the fact that we have custom profile field support to the description above - I realized it was kind of hidden! Arnaud thought it might be confusing if we had profile field and custom profile field but I wonder if we shouldn't in fact at least call the setting Custom Profile Field - open to suggestions....
  • Picture of Vladimir Miranovic
    Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 3:51 AM
    I think, it would be more understandable for people who are reading description something like - Now with custom profile field support (called "User info field" in settings of this plugin).
    Then custom profile field will get attention of the people who are using search, and it will give immediate explanation (association) with "User info field".
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 3:52 AM
    Thanks for the feedback - adjusted description above.
  • Picture of Vladimir Miranovic
    Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 4:06 AM
    Thank you, for the chance to contribute even a little to this great plugin.
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 4:10 AM
    Always good to know I am not the only one using it. When I funded this originally it was out of need in my job working with multiple K12 districts. I can't even imagine how many hours it has saved me!
  • Picture of Arnaud Trouvé
    Fri, 16 Feb 2018, 6:20 AM
    Thanks for your feedback Vladimir.
    I agree that « custom profile field » is more understandable for users so I created https://github.com/emmarichardson/local_autogroup/issues/2 where i explain the problem.
    I’ll try to work on it when I’ll have free time.
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Thu, 22 Feb 2018, 7:09 PM
    What version of Moodle? Can you screenshot your settings - both admin and course level?
  • Picture of Erin Melvin
    Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 3:40 AM
    Hi Mark and Emma,

    This is a great plugin! I'm currently using it in Totara to auto create groups in courses members of audiences who are enrolled in programs and not directly to courses, which is a common request. Do you have plans to update the plugin for multiple job assignments in Totara (Totara 9 and onwards)? It would be really great to be able to use this with positions!

    Thanks,
    Erin
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 4:46 AM
    Sorry, don't use Totara. Will try and keep it upgraded for new Moodle releases though.
  • Picture of Robert Schrenk
    Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 5:07 AM
    Hey there, this is a totally useful plugin! What be nice if one could specify a grouping where the created groups should reside!
  • Picture of John Anderson
    Tue, 3 Jul 2018, 2:48 AM
    Hi - I'm just looking to add all learners automatically to a group I choose. I don't really use the profile fields. Could this plugin help do that ?
  • Picture of Rodrigo Brandão
    Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 2:06 AM
    Amazing plugin! This saved a project in my department ... THANK!
  • Picture of Sergio R. B. Junior
    Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 3:19 AM
    I'm trying to use this plugin with custom profile field but doens't work in Moodle 3.5+ (Build: 20180614). If i change for group by institution or other optional field it works. Anyone experiencing the same problem?
  • Picture of Arnaud Trouvé
    Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 2:39 PM
    Just tested on Moodle 3.5.1+ (Build: 20180810) it works correctly.
    Which custom profile field type (Checkox/Dropdown/Text...) do you use ?
    Could you create an issue in the bugtracker (https://github.com/emmarichardson/local_autogroup/issues) please ?
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Mon, 8 Oct 2018, 3:05 AM
    Good evening,
    I came across this plugin a couple of minutes ago and it's indeed awesome! smile Thanks for sharing such wonderful things!

    Kind regards,
    George
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