Activities: Group choice

mod_choicegroup
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This module allows students to enrol themselves in a group within a course. The teacher can select which groups students can chose from and the maximum number of students allowed in each group.
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Helen Foster
Friday, 26 August 2016, 8:55 PM
General comments
As the name suggests, the group choice activity provides an easy way of enabling participants to choose which group (or groups) they want to be in. After making their choice, participants are automatically added to their chosen groups. Group choice is similar to the choice activity and has lots of settings in common, such as whether to allow participants to change their choice and whether to limit the number of participants who can select each choice option. Group choice can be used in a v...
Usability
The plugin is easy to install and use with the [[Group choice quick guide]]. Once added to your site, it can be selected from the activity chooser. it is necessary though to first create groups in the course before creating a group choice activity. The group choice activity uses group names, so they need to be clear but also short, since they are used elsewhere in the course. It it a good idea to give each group a description, otherwise the 'Show descriptions' link, when participants are choo...
Technical
The plugin is currently maintained by Nicolas Dunand, who has also [contributed several other additional plugins](https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=contributor&id=141933). Group choice is also one of the specially selected plugins to feature in the [Moodle for School](https://moodle.com/cloud/school/) package. As such you can expect its code to be of a high quality and for it to be reliably maintained in the long term. Although the group choice version 1.9 is for Moodle 2.7-3....
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Michael de Raadt
Monday, 7 December 2015, 6:37 AM
General comments
The Group Choice module offers functionality a lot of teachers want. It allows students to self organise into groups for teamwork. Plugins survey usage - The plugin was not covered by the Plugins Usage Survey (2015) but it was suggested voluntarily 22 times. Supported versions 2.7 to 2.9 As at 7 Dec, 2015. Update frequency Frequent Every few months Feedback about plugin Positive, suggestions Installation process Git, Zip Documentation and help OK ...