Set up a database activity
  • 21 Jun 2022
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Set up a database activity


The database activity is both powerful and complex and is useful in many situations with a little ingenuity and work.

You can also share the work of creating a database. If you want your learners to create and submit a database for a project, you can override the learner role and grant them authoring capabilities. If you then use the separate groups mode, each group can create its own database of research and submit it at the end for grading. Remember to use roles and groups functionality to create additional flexibility to your database.

First you need to add the database activity to your course:

  1. In the course, click Turn editing on.
  2. Select Database from the Add an activity/ resource menu.
  3. Enter a database activity name - this appears on the course page for learners.
  4. Configure the available settings as required. If required, complete the common module settings, restrict access setup, activity completion conditions, and add tags.
  5. Select Save and display.

 Once you've added the activity to your course you need to do a few things to make your database ready to use:

  1. Create the fields for your database.
  2. Configure the different database templates to determine how each user interface in the database will look. See What are database templates? for more information.
  3. Optionally create a database preset based on the database you've set up if you want to create other similar databases.
  4. Add your first database entries.
  5. Once learners start adding their own database entries, a Course Creator or Editing Trainer (or another user with the relevant capabilities) can grade their entries.



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