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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-18544

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

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Inactive
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.2
    • Fix Version/s: DEV backlog
    • Component/s: Course, Groups
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      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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            skodak Petr Skoda 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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            skodak Petr Skoda 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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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment -

            We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible.

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            marina Marina Glancy added a comment - We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible. ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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