Post a copy to all groups - Warning

A new Feature of Moodle 3.1 allows users to post messages to all groups. The is designed to allow messaging to multiple groups at once which will save time when wanting to write the same message to different cohorts/groups etc.

https://docs.moodle.org/29/en/Using_Forum#Post_a_copy_to_all_groups

We have a WARNING for those who are unfamiliar with this tool.

A few members of the faculty have contacted us recently after posting an announcement on their Moodle site and selecting 'Post a copy to all groups'. If posted in the News Forum or Announcement Forums where 'Forced Subscription' is applied then staff will receive an email notification for every group in their site. Some Moodle sites have 100's if not 1000's of unused groups from previous semesters and a post will be sent to each of these groups, and therefore an announcement will be received. 

Make sure you are aware of when not to tick this box.

If you have any questions please contact our team