I was told in the forum that this would make a good item for the tracker as there may be others interested in this feature.
When I set up groups in the offline world, I can have those groups submit a single copy of an assignment and when I grade that assignment, the feedback and grade can be shared by the whole group. I would like to be able to do the same thing in the online Moodle world. Yes, there are times that I want to place students in groups but still have them submit assignments individually that the whole group can then view, view feedback and even see grades on. However, for some assignments, since the groups are working collaboratively, it would be a waste of time (and online disk space) to have students submit the same assignment 4 or 5 times so that it could be graded 4 or 5 times, assigned feedback 4 or 5 times and assigned a numerical score 4 or 5 times. It would be much more beneficial to both students (so they don't have to log out one student so another can log on and upload the file) and me as a teacher to be able to have an assignment (whether online text or upload) checked as being not just separate groups but a Shared Group Assignment so that a submission by one person in the group would count for everyone. The person who replied in the forum said the only way to simulate such a thing now would be to setup a "dummy" student where all students in the group shared the password and could upload the information. However, that doesn't allow each person's individual grade book to be updated when the assignment is submitted and graded. It seems that this would be fairly simple except that it does involve more than just a single submission...it also involves the grade books, etc.