Groups

Faculty can allow students to submit assignments in groups:

  1. In your course, click the Gear icon (upper right).
  2. Click More.
  3. Click on the Users tab.
  4. Click Groups.
  5. Click Create Group, give it a name (e.g. Red Group), and click Save Changes.
  6. Select the group and click Add/Remove Users.
  7. Select the student(s) you want added to this group and click Add. When finished, click Back to Groups. Repeat steps 5-7 for each group.
  8. Click on the Groupings tab.
  9. Click Create Grouping, give it a name (e.g. Color Groups), and click Save Changes.
  10. On the right-hand side of that group (under the Edit column), click the Person icon.
  11. Select which groups belong together (e.g. Red Group, Blue Group, and Green Group), and click Add. When finished, click Back to Groupings.
  12. Navigate to your assignment, and in your assignment click the Gear icon (upper right).
  13. Click Edit Settings.
  14. Under Group Submission Settings, change Students Submit in Groups to Yes. Change Require Group To Make Submission to No. Change Grouping For Student Groups to your selected Grouping  (e.g. Color Groups).
  15. Click Save and Display.

Most courses do not use groups, but if your course is cross-listed, groups may be on by default. This can result in students not being able to see discussion posts made by other students.

To turn off groups:

  1. In your course, click the Gear icon (upper right).
  2. Click Edit Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Groups and change Group Mode to No Groups.
  4. Change Force Group Mode to Yes.
  5. Click Save and Display.

For more information about groups, you can read Moodle's Support documentation https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Groups