Ok I found a good middleground. I'll use an automatically assigned cohort
to handle most of the sign ups and then use a manual assignment after for
anyone that doesn't fit in the default bucket.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:50:57 AM UTC-4, Erik Van de Water wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> Thank you for the quick response :)
> To implement your solution, I need one more question answered if you don't
> mind: Since automatic assignment is random, I can't use that, but I could
> do manual assignment. Using manual assignment, would there be a way using
> edX to ask the learner which kind of user they are (account manager or
> accountant or sales person), or would that have to be done outside the
> platform, and then after they signed up and were assigned by me, they would
> be able to start learning?
> On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:43:34 AM UTC-4, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>> Hi Erik,
>> Have you looked at using content groups to create cohort-specific content?
>> This allows you to tag different content in Studio as to be shown to
>> different groups. The challenge with this approach is that the schemes
>> currently available for cohorting mean that you will have to manually
>> segment your users.
>> I hope this helps. Let me know if you'd like more details.
>> - Andy
>> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 AM, Erik Van de Water <erik...@gmail.com>
>>> Eucalyptus 2 release if that is relevant.
>>> On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:33:42 AM UTC-4, Erik Van de Water
>>>> I am trying to make multiple courses with highly similar but not quite
>>>> the same content in each of them - each course is specialized to a
>>>> audience. I have 3 audiences: account managers, accountants, and sales
>>>> people, and each needs to share about 80% of core content, with about 20%
>>>> being specific to the audience.
>>>> However, I don't want to do a bunch of rework to create these slightly
>>>> different courses (i.e. have to create each course manually as if it is
>>>> completely new as opposed to sharing the core content with the other
>>>> What I have looked into:
>>>> - Libraries - Seems to be only for randomized content/questions
>>>> - Cohorts - Does not seem to provide distinction between different
>>>> groups other than in discussions, automatic assignment seems arbitrary
>>>> - Putting all content in one course and having students skip
>>>> sections unrelated to their specific track - Not sure how grading works
>>>> with this (can someone take the final without having gone through all
>>>> course content, can there be different final exams for each kind of
>>>> student?). Also just a little less professional than I'd like (but
>>>> isn't a deal breaker, getting grading right would make this a good
>>>> Thank you for any help! :)
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