Overview

This tutorial will show you how to create, view, and edit groups.

Step 1

Select the People tool and then select the + Group Set button. A group set contains multiple groups. For example, you could have one group set for a research paper which contains 3 groups of 8 students and another group set for an experiment which contains 6 groups of 4 students.

Screenshot of the +Group Set button.

Step 2

Type in the group set name. If you want your students to put themselves into groups, follow the instructions under A. If you want your students to be assigned into groups randomly, follow the directions under B. To assign students to groups yourself, follow the directions under C.

A) Self-Assigned Groups

i. Select the box next to Allow self sign-up.

ii. If you have multiple sections combined into one shell, you can require group members to be in the same section. If so, select the box.

iii. Type in how many groups your students should form.

iv. Type in the maximum number of students per group. Leave the field blank for no limit.

v. If you want to automatically assign a student group leader, select the box. You can then choose between having the first student to join and a random student to be the group leader.

vi. Select Save to create the group set.

Screenshot of the Create Group Set window.

B) Randomly Assign Groups

i. Select the Split Students into __ Equal Groups option and type in how many groups you want to create.

ii. If you want to automatically assign a student group leader, select the box. You can then choose between having the first student to join and a random student to be the group leader.

iii. Select Save to create the group set.

Screenshot of the Create Group Set window.

C) Manually Create Groups

i. Select the I'll Create Groups Manually option at the bottom of the window.

ii. Select Save.

Screenshot of the Create Group Set window.

iii. Select the + Group button in the top right corner to create groups into which to organize your students.

Screenshot of the +Group button.

iv. Type in a name for that group and the maximum number of students allowed in that group (if applicable). Then select Save.

Screenshot of the Add Group window.

v. Repeat steps iii and iv for each group.

vi. Drag names from the Unassigned Students column to the appropriate group or select the + to select the right group.

Screenshot of dragging a student's name.

Step 3

Select the gear next to an assigned student's name to remove that student from the group, set that student or remove the student as the group leader, or move the student to another group.

Screenshot of the gear icon.

When you set a student as the group leader, a person icon will appear next to that person's name, and a matching person icon and that student's name will appear at the top of the group. Select the student's name at the top of the group to view the group leader's profile. Removing a group leader from a group will also remove that student's leadership role.

Screenshot of the student group leader.

Step 4

Select the gear at the right end of each group to visit that group's homepage, edit the group name and/or maximum number of group members, or delete the group.

Screenshot of the gear menu.

Step 5

Select the gear in the top right corner of the page to edit or delete the group set. If not all students are already assigned to a group, you will also have the options to message all unassigned students and randomly assign students. You also have the option to clone group sets, which means that you will have a new tab at the top with the same settings as the tab you cloned.

Screenshot of the gear menu.

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