Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-29453

Students in Forums with groups cannot reply to general discussion post from instructor

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    • Database:
      MySQL
    • Testing Instructions:
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      Create a Forum
      Assign Students into Groups
      Post on the main portion of the forum
      Attempt as a student to reply to a post as a member of the group

      Before adding or editing a topic, you MUST choose a group (from the drop-down at the top of the page) and add the topic n times, one time for each group

      Step-by-step Instructions for work-around:

      1. Login as Admin, Visit the course and click the relevant Forum
      2. Choose a group from the dropdown (top left corner of page)
      3. Click 'Add a new discussion topic' button
      4. Enter heading of topic
      5. Enter body of topic
      6. Click Post & continue
      7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 for each group

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      Create a Forum Assign Students into Groups Post on the main portion of the forum Attempt as a student to reply to a post as a member of the group Before adding or editing a topic, you MUST choose a group (from the drop-down at the top of the page) and add the topic n times, one time for each group Step-by-step Instructions for work-around: 1. Login as Admin, Visit the course and click the relevant Forum 2. Choose a group from the dropdown (top left corner of page) 3. Click 'Add a new discussion topic' button 4. Enter heading of topic 5. Enter body of topic 6. Click Post & continue 7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 for each group
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      18956

      Description

      Issue: Site has a forum that has been broken up into groups. Instructor posts a discussion topic for the forum to see and the students in the groups cannot reply. Before adding or editing a topic, you MUST choose a group (from the drop-down at the top of the page) and add the topic n times, one time for each group.

      You have to create 10 identical topics for 10 groups for everyone to be able to respond to posting.

        Activity

        Kathryn Fortin created issue -
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        Michael de Raadt added a comment -

        The fix for this would be relatively complex.

        Either a teacher/admin message has to be posted separately to each group (automating the process you suggested) or there needs to be a way student responses can be isolated to groups. The later is more desirable, I think.

        I've put it on our backlog and we'll try to get to it as soon as we can.

        In the meantime adding more information, such as screenshots or even a code solution, will help us and other users.

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        Michael de Raadt added a comment - The fix for this would be relatively complex. Either a teacher/admin message has to be posted separately to each group (automating the process you suggested) or there needs to be a way student responses can be isolated to groups. The later is more desirable, I think. I've put it on our backlog and we'll try to get to it as soon as we can. In the meantime adding more information, such as screenshots or even a code solution, will help us and other users.
        Michael de Raadt made changes -
        Field Original Value New Value
        Fix Version/s STABLE backlog [ 10463 ]
        Labels triaged
        Chris Follin made changes -
        Labels triaged moodlerooms partner triaged
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Assignee Martin Dougiamas [ dougiamas ] moodle.com [ moodle.com ]
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        William Johnson added a comment -

        This image shows that as a student in the course. For a forum that uses seperate or visible groups, the reply link does not appear to forum posts by the teacher that were marked to go to All participants.

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        William Johnson added a comment - This image shows that as a student in the course. For a forum that uses seperate or visible groups, the reply link does not appear to forum posts by the teacher that were marked to go to All participants.
        William Johnson made changes -
        Attachment No reply link.jpg [ 29420 ]
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        William Johnson added a comment -

        This screenshot is of a forum post that is being sent to the group all participants. This post when the forum is set to visible or seperate groups can be read by all participants, but the users with student roles cannot reply.

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        William Johnson added a comment - This screenshot is of a forum post that is being sent to the group all participants. This post when the forum is set to visible or seperate groups can be read by all participants, but the users with student roles cannot reply.
        William Johnson made changes -
        Attachment forum post to all participants.jpg [ 29422 ]
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        William Johnson added a comment -

        I unassigned the student role and assigned a non-editing teacher role. The relpy link now appears for the user. Also the edit and delete links, in which we do not want the students to have.

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        William Johnson added a comment - I unassigned the student role and assigned a non-editing teacher role. The relpy link now appears for the user. Also the edit and delete links, in which we do not want the students to have.
        William Johnson made changes -
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        Mary Cooch added a comment - - edited

        I agree William that it is a pain when a teacher posts to all participants and students in groups can't reply. I have been following Michael's suggested workaround which is to post (or paste) the message separately for each group. I think this is probably preferable to giving them the non-editing teacher role until we have a fix.

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        Mary Cooch added a comment - - edited I agree William that it is a pain when a teacher posts to all participants and students in groups can't reply. I have been following Michael's suggested workaround which is to post (or paste) the message separately for each group. I think this is probably preferable to giving them the non-editing teacher role until we have a fix.
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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

        U P S T R E A M I Z E D !

        Many thanks, this is now available in all the repos (git & cvs).

        Closing, ciao

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - U P S T R E A M I Z E D ! Many thanks, this is now available in all the repos (git & cvs). Closing, ciao
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
        Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

        Doh,

        somehow this issue was closed incorrectly when processing all the integrated issues this week. (sort of most voted and current in integration filters mix). Apologies for the confusion, reseting to previous status!

        Ciao, Eloy

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Doh, somehow this issue was closed incorrectly when processing all the integrated issues this week. (sort of most voted and current in integration filters mix). Apologies for the confusion, reseting to previous status! Ciao, Eloy
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
        Status Closed [ 6 ] Reopened [ 4 ]
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        Robert Puffer added a comment -

        This really should not be considered minor it is a major pita.

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        Robert Puffer added a comment - This really should not be considered minor it is a major pita.
        Michael de Raadt made changes -
        Fix Version/s FRONTEND [ 12581 ]
        Priority Minor [ 4 ] Major [ 3 ]

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