Activating the group function in the message forum
To be able to send group-specific messages, the group function must be activated within the message forum. To do this, you need to open the “common module settings” tab in the forum settings and select a group mode.
Besides the option “no groups” there are two more modes available:
separate groups: „Group-specific posts are only visible for members of the respective group“
visible groups: „Group-specific posts are visible to all, but participants of other groups have read-only permissions“
If the editing mode is switched on, the group mode can also be changed via the group icon, which is displayed behind the respective activity in the course. The different groups are shown here as small figures. With a click on the icons the group mode switches between the modes.
If the messages are to be visible only for a respective group, “Separate groups” must be selected.
Lecturers still have access to all posts, but can filter posts by group if desired.
Students only have access to their group-specific contributions here. Contributions from other groups are not visible to students.