## Activities: Group self-selection

mod_groupselect
Maintained by Marina Glancy
Lets students create and select groups.
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Moodle 1.9
Lets students create and select groups. Features:
• Students can create groups, give them a description and set them password protected, if wanted
• Students can select and join groups
• Non-editing teachers may be assigned to groups
• Teacher can export course group list as a csv-file
• Full compatibility with basic Moodle groups: groups may be created by other means if needed, supports group assignment submissions etc.
Many thanks to all contributors for this module, including original authors Petr Škoda and Helen Foster and previous maintainer Pirkka Pyykkönen

### Contributors

Petr Skoda: Original author
Pirkka Pyykkönen: Previous maintainer

• Wed, 9 Sep 2015, 6:36 PM
if you would like students to become members of more than 1 group, just find the following line in groupselect\view.php;

$canselect = (has_capability ( 'mod/groupselect:select',$context ) and is_enrolled ( $context ) and empty ($mygroups ));

and change it to;

$canselect = (has_capability ( 'mod/groupselect:select',$context ) and is_enrolled ( \$context ));
• Fri, 18 Dec 2015, 8:37 AM
Just wondering if it's my local config or a change in the plugin but the option to set limits on a group by group basis has disappeared. If that was removed from the plugin I'd be interested in the reasoning as I quite liked that feature.
• Wed, 20 Jan 2016, 7:54 PM
Nice plugin. I would like to see a 3.0 version with the possibility that students can book themselves in multiple groups. I also would like to hide groups form the student view. Is this possible?
• Mon, 28 Mar 2016, 7:57 PM
Breaks word wrap in moodle 3.0. E.g. Front page description, new account creation.
• Thu, 2 Jun 2016, 1:21 PM
I have come across an interesting anomaly with this plugin. It appears that I cannot add an embedded image into the Description box, by uploading an image using the add image icon in the Atto editor. I can display and image if I link to an external image via URL though. Anyone else experiencing this?
• Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 8:27 PM
Hi Pirkka,

Are you actually maintaining this plugin anymore please? As this: https://github.com/birrel/moodle-mod_groupselect/pull/7 is nearly a year old.

Kind regards,

Gareth
• Fri, 12 Aug 2016, 12:36 PM
This is a very useful plugin. Will the 2.8 version also work with higher Moodle versions such as Moodle 2.9, 3.0, 3.1?
• Wed, 7 Sep 2016, 3:20 PM

We've lost contact with Pirkka and this plugin has not been actively maintained for a while. I am happy to announce that Marina Glancy volunteered to take over the maintenance of this plugin and becomes a new lead maintainer of it. She is going to provide updates here soon. Thanks Marina, and good luck with the maintenance of this plugin!

• Thu, 8 Sep 2016, 10:21 AM
(Thanks David.)

I have uploaded a new plugin version for Moodle 2.9, 3.0 and 3.1 that fixes version incompatibility, and also implements backup/restore, export from current grouping only, corrected CSS styles to prevent conflicts with other modules.
Many thanks to Rog (HTWChur) who has sent a pull request with fixes and improvements https://github.com/birrel/moodle-mod_groupselect/pull/15

Please use the git repository https://github.com/marinaglancy/moodle-mod_groupselect for checking out code, reporting issues and submitting pull requests.
• Thu, 8 Sep 2016, 10:49 AM
Thanks Marina for putting your hand up for this one...
• Mon, 12 Sep 2016, 10:19 PM
Hello Marina, Hello Roger,

thanks a lot for your work. Just one thing: I'm missing the "action" field in the table of groupselections. Was it intented?

Greetings,
Michael
• Mon, 12 Sep 2016, 11:03 PM
Hi Michael,
I'm not quite sure what you mean saying "missing" here, can you write more details please? Maybe create a screenshot - you can submit an issue on https://github.com/marinaglancy/moodle-mod_groupselect/issues
• Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 2:59 PM
Hi Marina,
We've started to use plugin this semester and using last version. In course section I added 2 different group self-selection. One is for groups of two other is for groups of three. I limited their number of members, for example, min 2 and max 2 member for groups of two. However, 3 student joined a 2-member groups. How is this possible? It says maximum number reached but actually it exceeded. Under the count header it says "3/2". It is supposed to hide full groups from the main view. Why it's not hidden? Am I doing something wrong?
Best regards,
Emrullah
• Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 3:03 PM
Hi Emrullah, are you sure that teacher did not add this third student manually in groups management interface? If not and you believe it's a bug, please create an issue in github
• Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 6:53 PM
Hi Marina, I think I found the problem. Checked the logs teacher didn't add. It's not exceeded actually. When a group reach maximum member(e.g. 3), group not visible in 3-member groups. Then it appear in 2-member groups. I explained details in github.
https://github.com/marinaglancy/moodle-mod_groupselect/issues/3