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6th February 2010, 11:27 AM #1
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6th February 2010, 11:55 AM #2
Yes Simon, it does work like that. Anyone that is a participant of your dummy course will be a participant of your proper courses.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
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6th February 2010, 12:03 PM #3
Could this be taken one step further? For example, I have a group of Year 7s in a metacourse (Y7) and they're associated with all the child courses in Year 7. At the end of the school year they naturally move up to Year 8. Could I disassociate that Y7 metacourse from all the child courses in Year 7, and then associate it with child courses in Year 8?
6th February 2010, 12:06 PM #4
Yes that would work as well. I would call that all the Yr7 students are in the Year of Entry to the school and then you wouldn't have to change the name of the course each year.
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6th February 2010, 12:32 PM #5
6th February 2010, 02:07 PM #6
Beeswax - don't you mean it the other way round? Your course with all your Y7 in (who would be Y8 the following year) is your child course and all the year 7 or 8 courses you want your children in would be metacourses.
Originally Posted by beeswax
I have mixed feelings about metacourses (aside of the fact that the terminology is extremely difficult to get your head round - although someone on moodle.org actually justified its use on a post; I can't remember how - I agree with people here - it ought to be reversed. For us in secondary the main disadvantage is that it doesn't carry groups forward with it, so if you have courses with several sets then metacourses aren't much use. We use them for staff - I have a metacourse called moodle training and a child course "staffroom" is associated to it. So everytime we have a new member of staff, they get put in the staffroom course and are automatically enrolled in the moodletraining metacourse.
7th February 2010, 08:40 AM #7
7th February 2010, 09:58 AM #8
Si - if you use backup and restore you can specify it's a metacourse and it will restore as a metacourse - I just did it and it worked. EDIT_ ah you aren't backing up metacourses; you are wanting them to become metacourses when you restore (I just saw your question on moodle.org)
Last edited by secretlife; 7th February 2010 at 10:23 AM.
8th February 2010, 02:20 PM #9
Yes, now that I've tried it, it should be the other way round.
Originally Posted by secretlife
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