I think some of our Vocational courses could be split into one moodle course per module, to make them lighter & more manageable. Howerver I suspect teachers would then ask for a grade book which combines the work in all the module courses to give them an overview. This is why I looked in the Tracker to see if other had similar thoughts. To avoid huge gradebooks the meta course could initially show just the aggregated total from each child course, rather than every single activity? Another thought to avoid over complicating moodle was to pull the child course gradebooks into a spreadsheet ,or construct a web page on our intranet .
In response to B.Friesen query above, it might be easier if child course gradebooks were meta course aware, and automatically generated a link to the meta course gradebook, so users could easily see the overview if desired ?