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Moodle metamodules – putting all your eggs in one basket…

May 25th, 2012 at 03:05

Do you teach any modules where some or all of the content is shared?  In this case you can set up an umbrella or “metamodule”  in Moodle for that content.  Enrolment is taken from the “child” modules so SATURN links are maintained.   The child courses may or may not have content. If they don’t, they can be invisible to students but still support enrolment. 

Examples include:

  • Modules with different credit values but the same content
  • Modules taught in different semesters but with the same content
  • Modules taught at Level 3 and level 4 where both sets of students study the same content
  • Modules with the same module code and content on separate international campuses but taught together

Metacourses can also be set up as umbrella courses for large cohorts of students, such as all students in a School, all students on Lab modules, all students doing Design modules. These can be set up to take enrolment from other modules.

Here’s how a couple of these might look.



If you think this might apply to you, please get in touch with us as soon as possible (learning-team-support@nottingham.ac.uk) so that we can set up your metamodule before you start adding content and save you from having to add the same content twice.

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