Activities: Group choice

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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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Moodle 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

This module allows students to enrol themselves in a group within a course. The teacher can choose from which groups the students can chose, and the maximum number of students allowed in each group.

Depending on the activity settings, the students can view the members of each group before making a choise, and change their selected group until the deadline.


This plugin is part of set MoodleCloud.

Potential privacy issues

Depending on settings chosen by a teacher, students may see what groups other users have chosen.


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  • Picture of Nicolas Dunand
    Mon, 11 Jul 2016, 8:13 PM
    Hi Lina,

    Thanks, I'll see if I have any time to implement this. For now, it looks like I won't have much time to implement this. However, if anyone feels like coding this part, I'd be glad to integrate it.
  • Picture of Nicolas Dunand
    Mon, 11 Jul 2016, 8:14 PM
    Hi Emilie,

    The current version works perfectly on Moodle 3.1. An upcoming version will be released in a couple weeks, officially supporting Moodle 3.1.
  • Picture of Nicolas Dunand
    Mon, 11 Jul 2016, 8:14 PM
    Hi Adam,

    Indeed that would be nice – I'll have to check if I can include this in my schedule though.
  • Lina
    Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 10:56 AM
    Hi Nicolas,
    Thanks for your reply. We are really looking forward to this but I appreciate that you are busy with other priorities.
    Since the global search is one of the most attractive new features of Moodle 3.1, more and more popular plugins become searchable. Teachers and students will find it easier to search the group choice's title or description.
    Best wishes,
  • Picture of Gael PLANTIN
    Sat, 16 Jul 2016, 5:29 PM
    Hi from France (sorry for poor english...) !

    In Moodle 2.8 Version, how to define number of student for each group ?

    Thanks for your work !
  • Picture of Leonie Sloman
    Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 12:44 AM
    Hi. This plugin is so helpful, thank you.

    Since upgrading to v1.9, there are a couple of admin changes and I can't work out how to manually reorder the group choices - is it now only possible to sort alphabetically or by date? We use this plugin a lot to sort by training date and aren't always able to add those dates in order of occurrence, but would like to display them chronologically. Or sometimes we ask people to sort by role and would like to have the most frequent choices at the top and other' as the final option.

    Any tips much appreciated, thank you.
  • Picture of Martin Vojtela
    Tue, 2 May 2017, 3:27 PM
    Very useful plugin - would it all be possible to include settings to allow the group description to be shown by default? Many thanks, Martin
  • Picture of Sam Hunnisett
    Wed, 2 Aug 2017, 7:28 PM
    Hi Nicolas,
    Really good plugin. I am wondering if there is any way to restrict the number of groups a user can enrol onto. For example from a list of 10 groups, could we lock access to all remaining groups once a user has enrolled onto 5 groups?
    Thanks, Sam.
  • Picture of Jean-Roch Meurisse
    Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 4:07 PM
    Hi Nicolas,
    Here is a feature request...
    As regards number limitation it is applied to all groups and then you can change this limit on a per group basis through the list of groups select box. When you have a large number of groups (>100 for instance) and you want half of them to be, say, limited to 2 and the other half limited to 3, it's quite time consuming. Would it be possible to allow multiselect and change limit, and also to apply a limit to groups in a grouping?
    Anyway, your plugin is great and, IMHO, should be integrated into core modules wink

    Regards, Jean-Roch
  • Picture of Alexandre Bento Martins
    Thu, 8 Feb 2018, 2:11 AM
    Any upgrade to version 3.4?
  • Picture of Martin T
    Thu, 8 Feb 2018, 10:14 PM
    Hello !

    Great Plug-in !
    It seams to be working on 3.4 version... but, is it possible to confirm it "officially" ?
    My administrator is reluctant to install it on our new moodle instance.
    Thanks !

  • Picture of Nicolas Dunand
    Thu, 8 Feb 2018, 10:44 PM
    I've just released a new version (no feature change) officially supporting Moodle 3.4.
  • Picture of Nicolas Dunand
    Thu, 8 Feb 2018, 10:45 PM
    Thanks to everyone offering thoughts about improvements and new features. These would easier to review if posted directly to GitHub – see "Source control URL" link above. This would get these a better chance to be reviewed.
  • Picture of Javier Tejera
    Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 4:05 PM
    Hi Nicolas, is this plugin compatible with the mobile app?
  • Picture of Nicolas Dunand
    Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 3:13 PM
    Hi Javier. Not yet, but contributions are welcome.
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