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Groups in Courses

What Does It Do?

Professors can create groups of participants within a class site. Once created, several tools can take advantage of groups to display items just for the members of those groups.

How You Can Use It

  • Create folders in Resources that only members of a group can see.
  • Create topics in Forums targeted to facilitate group discussion.
  • Filter the roster by a group.
  • Release an assignment to a specific group.
  • Release assessments in Tests & Quizzes for a specific group (e.g. a copy of a test with extra time for students approved by the Office of Student Accessibility).
  • Send a message or announcement to a specific group.

Instructions

  1. Click the tab for your course or project site.
  2. Click Site Info in the left menu.
  3. Click Manage Groups.
  4. Click Create New Group.
  5. Enter a title for the group, e.g. Team Alpha.
  6. Enter a description (optional).
  7. Select a name in the left "Site Member List" and click the Move Selected button (">") to move the participant or role into the group.
  8. Repeat until you've added all desired participants into the group.
  9. Click Add when finished.

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