Learn to Manage your Moodle website

This is not a Government of Canada website

The purpose of this website is to provide a working example of the WET-BOEW-Moodle theme created by TNG Consulting Inc. together with the Government of Canada. Demo courses are only available in English however multi-language courses are supported.

How to put one course in multiple categories

A course can only be associated with only one course category.  However, there are ways around this limitation:

  1. Backup and restore your course in multiple categories
  2. Create a new course in each category where you want it to appear and set the course format to "single activity". Choose "URL" as the single activity and set the URL to the common course. Set the Display option to "open"

You will then have two courses, each under a different course category, and both are actually the same course. 

You can use Metalink enrollment method (must be enabled site-wide first) to automatically enroll all of the original course users to the other course. On the downside, the users will see two identical courses on the front page. Obviously this is a less than ideal solution for a large number of courses.

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