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Students can be placed in groups for variety of purposes: class projects, small discussions, collaborative work, etc. Groups can also be used to organize students, for instance, when you have a combined course and want to maintain students’ section enrollments. 

Step-by-step guide

  1. Access the Groups tool from the Control Panel under Users and Groups.

  2. Hover over Create and select Manual Enroll. If you select Self-Enroll the students will have to individually enroll in the Group.

  3. Name the group and add an optional description.
  4. Ensure that the group is visible to students if you want them to know they are in the Group. If this option is set to No then the students will not see that they are in the Group.

  5. Select any tools that you'd like the group to use.

  6. When the Allow Personalization option is selected, a student can add personal modules to the group homepage, such as What's New and My Calendar.

  7. Click Add Users under Membership.

  8. Now add students to the group. You can select multiple students by holding down CTRL as you select.


    For instructors wanting to participate in their groups, you must also add yourself as well. As the instructor, to be able to see or add yourself, you will need to select the Show all users regardless of role in the Add Users box and then select Go.
    Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Guests, etc. will now show up under your Add Users list.
  9. Click Submit. The Group will appear in the Group list. 

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