AutoEnrol 1.3 Available Now!

A new version of the AutoEnrol enrolment method has been released, with support for Moodle 2.6, 2.7 and 2.8.  You can grab a copy here!

Whats New?

  • Support for Moodle 2.6, 2.7 and 2.8
  • Reworked group logic; you can now rename any¬†automatically generated groups and newly enrolled users will still be placed correctly.
  • Group cleanup, you can set AutoEnrol to leave the groups it has created even when you delete the instance which created them.

AutoEnrol for Moodle 2.7

There’s been lots of questions and interest in AutoEnrol ever since Moodle 2.6 came out. I’ve now got some time to put together an updated version and there are a few new functions in Moodle which I want to take advantage of in the next release. My plan is to release an updated version with Moodle 2.7 compatibility in the next few weeks.

As for the longer term picture with AutoEnrol, I originally developed the plugin because I felt cohorts did not offer a flexible enough mechanism for getting users onto a course quickly. Since then cohort functionality and efficiency has improved greatly, and I am wondering whether it would be better to build a mechanism for dynamically populating cohorts so that they can be added to a course.

I’m keen to hear thoughts on this and will probably fire up a discussion on the Moodle forums soon. If you have any thoughts you would like to share now please do leave a comment for me here!