Moodle
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  2. MDL-18544

Enable groups drop-down in participants list regardless of course-level group mode

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.2
    • Fix Version/s: DEV backlog
    • Component/s: Course, Groups
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Rank:
      1278

      Description

      The "group mode" defined in the course settings has two independent effects:

      1. to set the default group mode for newly-created activities
      2. to enable the groups drop-down in the participants list and in the gradebook

      There's no reason why a user who wants 1 should necessarily want 2, or vice versa. These should be independent settings - in fact I do not see there is a need for a setting in the the second case; if there are groups defined, the drop-down should appear automatically.

      One effect of this, that can appear like a bug to users, is that fact that in a forum using group mode the links in the 'Groups' column can be misleading. One might expect that they would take you to a list of group members, but in fact, if the course-level group mode is "No groups", then the links lead to a list of all participants.

      I've commented on this same issue in the context of the gradebook here: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-14255

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          Petr Škoda added a comment -

          I am afraid e do not have enough time to make major changes in the groups related code before the release, sorry.

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          Petr Škoda added a comment - I am afraid e do not have enough time to make major changes in the groups related code before the release, sorry.

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