Can you explain more explicitly Moodle parent catagory defaults?
I'm reading your Moodle articles and I don't understand parent catagories. How do I decide which to use and can I change them later?
Did you happen to read over our <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/moodle/question-bank/creat-a-category-bank" target="_blank">creating categories in the Moodle question bank</a> article?
It covers a <strong>Parent category</strong> in a bit more depth in that context. By default there is a <strong>Default for Front page</strong>, and <strong>Default for System</strong> categories that are <strong>Parents</strong>.
When you select <strong>Default for Front Page</strong> as the <strong>Parent category</strong>, that question will only show up on the <strong>Home</strong> or <strong>Front page</strong> of your Moodle site.
When you select <strong>Default for System</strong> as the <strong>Parent category</strong>, that question will be usable in <strong>Course Quizes</strong>.
Otherwise if you're talking about <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/moodle/creating-courses/creating-categories-moodle" target="_blank">creating or editing categories in Moodle</a>, in this context a <strong>Parent category</strong> is simply the category you'd be placing other <strong>Children categories</strong> underneath.
So for instance if you had the <strong>Parent category</strong> of <strong>Fruit</strong>, and you added a course on <strong>apples</strong>, <strong>bananas</strong>, and <strong>oranges</strong>, you'd add those to the <strong>Fruit</strong> category to associate them with that topic.
Either of these you should be able to edit after the fact if you change your mind, by simply selecting another category.
If you were talking about <strong>Parent categories</strong> in another context then one of these ways, please let us know about your issue with a little more specifics.
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