Using enrollment for grouping

FELIX 30-015

What you need to know

With the help of the "Enrolment" course element, students can independently enroll in individual or even multiple groups and become group members. In this way, you can organize group assignments, for example, for unit / project groups or registration for excursions.

You can get an insight in this short video clip.

If groups are also to work together digitally, you can either fill the digital groups with tools (e.g. forum) or set a group task in which they can work together on a document (see Helpcard 30-100).

What you have to do

  1. In your course, click on "Course editor" under "Administration" (top left).

    • The course editor will open.

  2. In the course structure (left), activate the course element under which the new element is to be inserted. Under "Insert course elements" (above) select the "Enrolment" element in the category "Administration and organization". Alternatively, you can use the "Quick-Add" search function.

    • You can also move the element later by dragging and dropping.

  3. To rename the course element, in the "Title" field enter the title you want to be displayed in the course. If necessary, abbreviate the title in the "Title in course menu" field. "Save" your entries.

    • You can regulate the visibility and access to the course element under "Visibility" and "Access" if required, e.g. depending on the group or date (see Helpcard 30-002).

    • The "Title in course menu" will be displayed in the menu on the left. Since the menu has a fixed width, a maximum of 25 characters is recommended.

    • Under "Insert additional information" below, you can enter, for example, learning objectives and instructions for learners.

  4. Under "Configuration" in the "Learning groups" area, click "Create" (or "Select" if you have already created groups).

    • When creating the group, specify the "Maximum number of participants" or the "Waiting list" or "Moving up automatically" option if required. These options can also be set or changed afterwards under "Administration" > "Member management" > "Groups".

    • Tip: Multiple groups can be generated by entering the group names - separated by a comma (e.g. Topic 1, Topic 2). You can also configure the number of participants/waiting list/moving up automatically there in the dialogue box, which is then applied to all comma-separated groups.

  5. After creating a new group, click on "Finish" (or to select an already created group, click on "Apply").
    "Save" the displayed selection in the course element.

    • If you create/enable multiple groups, participants can enter themselves in one of the groups. Make a check mark at "Allow multiple enrolments", then you can define the maximum number of groups.

    • You can deactivate the "Delisting permitted" option if participants are not allowed to subscribe and unsubscribe to a group.

    • With the option "Allow custom order" the groups can be put in a specific order.

    • In the displayed overview table, you can also delete incorrectly stored groups again using "Remove".

  6. Click the red cross (top right) to close the course editor. Select the "Publish automatically" option to publish the change. 

    • Students cannot enroll in the learning group(s) in the course view via the "Enrolment" element until the changes have been published.

  7. You can now equip the digital groups with tools (e.g. folder, forum) to enable digital collaboration, or insert a group task (see Helpcard 30-100)) in which people can work together on an OnlyOffice file.

  8. You can now make course elements group dependent for the created groups (see Helpcard 30-002).

Problems or questions?