Common Activity Settings: Common Module Settings

Common Activity Settings: Common Module Settings

Common Module Settings


  • ID number is optional. It can be used to identify an activity for grade calculation or custom reporting but can safely be left blank. Any number not used for another activity in the same class may be used.
  • Group mode allows an activity to be restricted to students working alone or shared among multiple students in a group. You may choose:
    • No groups - to have each student do the activity for themselves, without group participation.
    • Separate groups - to allow the activity to be shared within groups of students, with each student only able to see their own group.
    • Visible groups - to allow the activity to be shared within groups of students, with students able to see other groups as well as their own group.
  • Grouping allows students within a group of groups (a grouping) to work together. Click the grouping that contains the groups of students that can work together.
  • Click to add group/grouping restriction updates the Restrict access setting. This can only be updated once from here. See Common Activity Settings: Restrict Access for how to set or adjust the restriction.

Note that Group mode and Grouping only work when the Groups setting for the course is set appropriately, and Group Submission Settings for the activity (if present) is set to Yes. See Moodle: Groups and Groupings Overview  for more information.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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