How do I create Groups?

"Groups" are a mechanism that allows instructors  and Organizers to deliver content (Resources) and Activities (Forums, Assignments, Quizzes, Lessons, Email, Grades) to a group (or groups) of students).

There are 3 methods to create groups:

  • Method 1: Manually create groups
  • Method 2: Auto Groups
  • Method 3: Import CSV file

Go to Site Editor.

Go to Site Editor.

Click Manage Groups.

Click Manage Groups.

Method 1: (Manually create groups) - Click Create New Group.

Method 1: (Manually create groups) - Click Create New Group.

This displays the Create New Group page.

Enter group information, then click Add.

Enter group information, then click Add.
  1. Enter a title for the group.
  2. In the Site Member List, click on a site participant/s in the membership list to select the user/s.
  3. Click on the right arrow button > to move the selected participant/s over to the Group Member List area.
  4. Once you have indicated all of the desired group members, click on the Add button to create the group.

Tip: You may select more than one name at a time in the participant list by using CTRL+Click (PC) or CMD+Click (Mac) to select more than one non-consecutive name.

Example of Group page listing:

Example of Group page listing:

Method 2: (Auto Groups) - Click Auto Groups.

Method 2: (Auto Groups) - Click Auto Groups.

This displays the create Groups page.

Create random groups.

Create random groups.
  1. Select a single role from which to create subgroups (e.g. Student).
  2. Select the Create random groups from members with selected role(s) radio button.
  3. Select the Split by number of groups needed radio button.
  4. Enter a Group Title. This title will serve as the basis for all of the group names. Numbers will be appended to the title.
  5. Enter the Number of groups you would like to have for the site. Users will be randomly assigned to each group and distributed as equally as possible.
  6. Click the Update button to auto-generate your groups.

Example of Group page listing:

Example of Group page listing:

Method 3: (Import CSV file) - Click Import from file.

Method 3: (Import CSV file) - Click Import from file.

This displays the Import Group file page.

Click Browse.

Click Browse.

This displays your computer's file locator.

Note:

  • Your import file should be in comma-separated (.CSV) format with two columns of data.
  • The first column should contain the group title, and the second column should contain the username of the site participant. Do not include a column header row and do not include spaces.

Locate the .csv file, select it, click Open

Locate the .csv file, select it, click Open

This returns the display to the Import Group file page.

Click Continue

Click Continue

This displays a verify imported data page.

Click Import Groups.

Click Import Groups.

Example of .csv import file:

Example of .csv import file: