Groups

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The Groups feature in Moodle lets an instructor create student groups for activities. Students can be divided into groups for activities that allow them to work more closely. In Moodle, you can specify which activities use group mode.

Creating a Group


 

  1. Click on the groups icon in the Settings block under UsersNUM1
  2. Click on the Create group button at the bottom of the left column. NUM2
  3. Enter a descriptive Group name. NUM3
  4. Click on Save-Changes.

Note: The group name will now show up in the middle column with a zero next to it identifying there are no current members in the group. After creating the group, the next step is to add students to the group.

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Adding Users to a Group


 

  1. Click on the groups icon in the Settings block under Users.
  2. In the left column, click on the name of the group. NUM1
  3. Click on the Add/remove users button at the bottom of the right column. #1
  4. On the Add/remove users page there will be two columns. In the left column are existing users in the group; in the right column are users in the course that can be added to the group. Select the names of the students you wish to add to the group from the right side. #2
  5. To add the selection to the desired group, click on theaddbutton in the center.

Note: Students will now show up in the right-hand column and from there you can remove them at a later point in time.

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Using Groups: Separate and Visible Groups


 

When activities are created, group options are present. This section will explain the standard set of options regarding groups at activity creation.The Group Mode drop-down menu has two options: #1

  • Separate groups – each group can only see their own group, others are invisible.
  • Visible groups – each group works in their own group, but can also see other groups.
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Removing Users from a Group


 

  1. Click on the groups icon in theSettings block under Users.
  2. In the left column, click on the name of the group. #1
  3. Click on the Add/remove usersbutton at the bottom of the right column. #1
  4. On the Add/remove users page there will be two columns. Select the names of the students you wish to remove from the group on the left side list. #2
  5. To remove the selection from the desired group, click on the remove button in the center.
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Removing a Group


 

You can quickly remove a group as follows:

  1. Click on the groups icon in the Settings block under Users.
  2. In the left column select the group you wish to remove. NUM1
  3. Click on the button under it labeled Delete selected groupNUM2

Note: Removing a group does not delete the members in it. It just removes their membership.

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