Cohorts in moodle 2


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Cohorts in moodle 2

  1. 1. Cohorts in Moodle 2.0<br />Exploring the Possibilities...<br />
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  4. 4. Why Cohorts?<br />Corporate confidentiality (eg Client A must not see Client B’s courses)<br />Collections of users independent of teaching courses, such as community groups (eg All of Year 9 students)<br />Easier enrolment options!<br />Uses in your context?<br />
  5. 5. What Are Cohorts?<br />Simply put, using cohorts is a way of categorising users in your Moodle system...<br />The term “cohort” has been introduced to signal the difference between cohorts, groups and groupings (as opposed to the previous term “system-wide groups”)<br />A cohort is a collection of users, that can be allocated across a Moodle system as a whole, or across course categories<br />
  6. 6. So what’s the Difference??<br />Cohort – a collection of users within a system-wide or course category<br />Group – a collection of users within a course<br />Grouping – a collection of groups within a course<br />
  7. 7. The Difference...<br />Groups and Groupings cannot be allocated to other courses – Cohorts can!<br />
  8. 8. So Who Can Create Cohorts?<br />By default, only the system administrator and manager can create, delete and manage cohorts BUT:<br />This can be added to other roles, by setting privileges in the define role area (Site Administration>Users>Permissions>Define Roles): <br />
  9. 9. How Are Cohorts Created?<br />One of two ways, either through Users or Courses:<br />Or<br />
  10. 10. Cohort Creation - Users<br />Two great YouTube videos are available demonstrating how to create cohorts from the User options – check them out:<br /><br /><br />
  11. 11. Cohort Creation - COurses<br />
  12. 12. Cohort Creation – Courses cont’d<br />
  13. 13. Cohort Creation – Courses Cont’d<br />
  14. 14. Seeing Cohorts<br />Cohorts can only be seen in the context they were created for – so be careful!<br />
  15. 15. Customising What Users Can See<br />Image courtesy k8marieuk, available from<br />Be aware that the front page settings override cohort settings, so if you’re using cohorts to keep courses only visible to cohort-based users, don’t enable visibility of courses or categories on the Front Page!<br />
  16. 16. Altering cohort enrolments<br />Remember, when you unenrol a cohort, you remove all the user data from the course! <br /> Same goes for when you remove a user from a cohort – all the data is removed with them!<br />Image courtesy ba1969, avail from<br />
  17. 17. Ways You Can Use Cohorts!<br /> Cohorts are great for when you have naturally occuring categories of users that are spread across more than one course enrolment. For example, a collection of Science teachers needing a space to share ideas, a collection of students all studying the same degree, but many different courses, or corporate clients who need their own private spaces. <br />