We have already come across cohorts in Chapter 4, Managing Courses and Enrolment, and in the introductory diagram of this chapter.
Cohorts are groups that are used to logically cluster related users.
So far, we mainly mentioned cohorts in the context of enrolments; however, cohorts are utilized by Moodle in various places, such as the following:
- Course enrolments and synchronization
- Cohort themes provide a user experience to a pre-defined group of users, for example, visually impaired learners
- Report audiences to limit access of a report to cohorts
- Execute actions automatically, such as notifying or issuing a certificate to a cohort as part of dynamic rules (Moodle Workplace only)
Figure 5.25 – Cohorts (high-level)
Let’s have a closer look at how to create and manage cohorts. To do this, navigate to Site...