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Cohorts in moodle 2

Cohorts in moodle 2



An overview of cohorts in Moodle 2.0

An overview of cohorts in Moodle 2.0



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    • Cohorts in Moodle 2.0
      Exploring the Possibilities... LindyKlein.com
    • Why Cohorts?
      Corporate confidentiality (eg Client A must not see Client B’s courses)
      Collections of users independent of teaching courses, such as community groups (eg All of Year 9 students)
      Easier enrolment options!
      Uses in your context?
    • What Are Cohorts?
      Simply put, using cohorts is a way of categorising users in your Moodle system...
      The term “cohort” has been introduced to signal the difference between cohorts, groups and groupings (as opposed to the previous term “system-wide groups”)
      A cohort is a collection of users, that can be allocated across a Moodle system as a whole, or across course categories
    • So what’s the Difference??
      Cohort – a collection of users within a system-wide or course category
      Group – a collection of users within a course
      Grouping – a collection of groups within a course
    • The Difference...
      Groups and Groupings cannot be allocated to other courses – Cohorts can!
    • So Who Can Create Cohorts?
      By default, only the system administrator and manager can create, delete and manage cohorts BUT:
      This can be added to other roles, by setting privileges in the define role area (Site Administration>Users>Permissions>Define Roles):
    • How Are Cohorts Created?
      One of two ways, either through Users or Courses:
    • Cohort Creation - Users
      Two great YouTube videos are available demonstrating how to create cohorts from the User options – check them out:
    • Cohort Creation - COurses
    • Cohort Creation – Courses cont’d
    • Cohort Creation – Courses Cont’d
    • Seeing Cohorts
      Cohorts can only be seen in the context they were created for – so be careful!
    • Customising What Users Can See
      Image courtesy k8marieuk, available from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1092504
      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!
    • Altering cohort enrolments
      Remember, when you unenrol a cohort, you remove all the user data from the course!
      Same goes for when you remove a user from a cohort – all the data is removed with them!
      Image courtesy ba1969, avail from http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1344755
    • Ways You Can Use Cohorts!
      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.