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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-53834

Category enrolments settings page is confusing

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.3
    • Fix Version/s: 3.4
    • Component/s: Enrolments, Language
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_30_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_34_STABLE

      Description

      From posts in the moodle.org forums, it seems that the category enrolments settings page admin/settings.php?section=enrolsettingscategory is a source of confusion for many people.

      It simply states

      'Category enrolment plugin is a legacy solution for enrolments at the course category level via role assignments. It is recommended to use cohort synchronisation instead.'

      Then there are no settings on the page!

      People ask how cohort sync can be used at category level, but this isn't possible (MDL-36951).

      How about if we go for one of the following possible solutions:

      1. Not have a settings page and to remove the link on the manage enrol plugins page OR
      2. Change the language string to something like

      The category enrolment plugin synchronises any role assignments in the category context for roles with the capability enrol/category:synchronised set to allow.

      together with an i icon and 'More help' linking to admin/setting/enrolsettingscategory (as for the 'Moodle Docs for this page' link).

      Or perhaps we should provide full details of how to assign roles in the category context there?

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              Assignee:
              tsala Helen Foster
              Reporter:
              tsala Helen Foster
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Ilya Tregubov, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), David Mudrák (@mudrd8mz), Helen Foster, Víctor Déniz Falcón
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                Fix Release Date:
                13/Nov/17