Automatic enrolment in groups

Admin tools ::: tool_groupautoenrol
Maintained by OamPascal Maury, Gemma Lesterhuis, MFreakLuuk Verhoeven
Plugin to auto enrol users in Moodle courses groups

Automatic enrolment in groups 3.9.0

Moodle 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
Released: Friday, August 21, 2020, 8:10 PM


Version 3.9.0 (stable version) for Moodle 3.9.0

Plugin to randomly auto enrol students in Moodle courses groups when they are enrolled into the course (whatever the enrol methods : auto-enrol by key, cohorts sync or manual enrol)

Things to know :

  • The plugin uses \core\event\user_enrolment_created (user_enrolled) Moodle event
  • If a selected group is deleted, the plugin will ignore it.

In this stable version (3.9.0) :

  • GDPR implementation
  • you can choose to enable the plugin in each course
  • you can choose to auto-enrol students in all existing course or specific ones

Compatibility :

  • Tested with Moodle 3.9
  • Another version of the plugin exist and works with Moodle 2.5 and 2.7 (I did not test it with the others versions but should work with all 2.x). It's a local plugin because adding link into "Course administration" menu was not possible for admin tool before Moodle 3.0 You can get it here :


  • Copy the directory 'groupautoenrol' into the moodledir/admin/tool directory.
  • Connect to moodle as an administrator and install the plugin.
  • Go to a course, create at least one group
  • Enable the plugin for the course with the new link "Course administration > Users > Auto-enrol in groups" Note : this link appears even if the plugin is not enabled for the course


Version history :

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Supported software
PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, PHP 7.3, PHP 7.4, Moodle 3.8, Moodle 3.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.9

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Admin tools

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "mytool") in the "admin/tool" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation