I run a phpbb 3.0.x installation on a website for my department at school. I have imported all 900 students into the database and was ready to go when I thought about grouping students into their own classes. Currently, each teacher has a CATEGORY (their name) with each class receiving a sub-category (example: Biology), then each section having its own sub-category under that (example: Period 4). From there the teacher creates a weekly forum (example: "Week 3: The Cell") and outlines the format of a post for each student in the "forum rules" box. Each student then creates a NEW TOPIC and replies to two other students in their class.
Okay, so what I started to do was create groups for each class and placed students in their respective class with the restriction that they have READ ONLY ACCESS to every forum except their class, where they have STANDARD ACCESS. Each student is in the REGISTERED USER group as well by default.
I found that dealing with group permissions on such a scale is frustrating and time consuming.
1. What grouping scheme would you suggest?
2. Should I just allow full access to all members and enforce posting in the correct forum as a class discipline problem?
3. If I copy permissions from a previous forum (example: Week 3: The Cell ---> Week 4: Ribosomes) will the group permissions follow it?
Thank you for your help in advance!
Last edited by JimA
on Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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