Admin tools: Synchronize groups

Maintained by Picture of Daniel Neis AraujoDaniel Neis Araujo, Picture of roberto silvinoroberto silvino
With this plugin you can synchronize groups and groups members between two courses, in a way that a course A will be a mirror of course B. Only users that are already enrolled are added as group members.
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Copy groups and members between courses Plugin for Moodle

With this plugin you can synchronize groups and groups members between two courses,
in a way that a course A will be a mirror of course B.

Only users that are already enrolled are added as group members.



After installing the plugin there will be a new link "Synchronize groups" under Course Administration > Users on the Administration block.
Clicking that link will show a page for you to select the groups from current course you want to copy members to which target courses.


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Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
Daniel Neis Araujo (Lead maintainer)
Picture of roberto silvino
roberto silvino: Maintainer
Picture of Antonio Carlos Mariani
Antonio Carlos Mariani: Developer of first version
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  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 8:16 PM

    Hi Daniel. Thanks for the updated variant of your originally submitted local plugin. I am happy to see you managed to convert the plugin successfully and I can approve it now. You are cleared to land, welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Picture of Aditya Dubay
    Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 3:02 PM
    What about grouping??
    It wont sync grouping?
    Basically I wish to use one group in multiple courses and your module did that and thanks for that but as it is not sync group overrides sad
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 10:07 PM
    Hi Daniel:

    Fantastic plugin, especially for meta-course enrollments and cohorts!

    Any chance you might make an update to this great plugin for 3.5 / 3.6?

    Thank you for sharing your great work with the Moodle community!
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 8:36 PM
    Hello, Joseph

    I'm glad you enjoyed the plugin.
    If you have any time to test this on a test server and report any errors or malfunction it will accelerate the process of update.

    Best regards,
  • Picture of Karoline Hecker
    Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 1:10 AM
    Hello Daniel

    If I may echo Joseph in his request to have an updated version for 3.6...we use this plugin a lot, it has been absolute game changer for our administrators and saves them the hassle of manually grouping large cohorts of up to a 1,000 learners...we have just upgraded to 3.6...please let me know anything I can do to speed up the development...
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 1:49 AM

    I made available a new version that should be compatible with 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7.
    It is the same code, the APIs didn't change for what I saw. Let me know if you find any problems using it.
  • Picture of Karen Susan
    Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 12:05 PM
    Nice Information!! Thanks for Sharing.
  • Picture of Karoline Hecker
    Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 11:44 PM
    Fantastic news. Works like expected apart from the fact that the link to the plugin at the course level no longer shows in the main navigation drawer Course Mgt < User Links (we use boost-based Fordson). I have to click on the Course Admin link in Course Mgt and then Users to get to it. Any ideas? I emailed screenshots over last week. Many thanks!
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 9:53 PM
    Hello, Karoline

    I'm not aware of this "main Course Management menu". Is it something the Fordson theme provides? Or is it Moodle core?
    It may be a change in Moodle or on the theme because for what I remember, I made the tool appear under Course administration -> Users -> Groups, at that time Moodle used the navigation block.
    With the removal of navigation block by default and the new menu on the cog icon, it may have being rearranged.
    I'm afraid there's nothing the plugin code can do to add itself to somewhere else more convenient.
  • Picture of Lloyd Thomas
    Tue, Sep 17, 2019, 10:08 PM
    Would be possible to have a select all checkbox so that all groups can be selected at once?
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 8:14 PM
    There is a new component to select all/none coming in 3.8. I'll implement that after 3.8 release.
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