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Auto-create groups

Note: With Auto-create, you specify the number of groups or number of students per group. Moodle creates the groups and populates them automatically.

  1. Select the paper you want to create groups in and select Participants from the side menu.

  2. Select Manage Participants
  3. Select Groups.

  4. Select Auto-create groups.
  5. Enter the following details:
    • Naming scheme. It must include a ‘#’ or ‘@’. # numbers your group e.g Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, @ uses letters e.g Group A. Group B, Group C.
    • whether to Auto-create based on the number of groups or number of members.
    • the relevant number of either groups or members.

  6. To include only students in your groups, set Select members with role to Student

  7. You can also allocate members to groups randomly or alphabetically through first name, last name or ID number
  8. Note: If you wish to make your last group bigger rather than smaller, tick Prevent last small group.

  9. If you are going to have more than one grouping (set) of groups in your Moodle paper (e.g. students will be grouped differently for forums and tutorials), create a grouping of groups. Set Grouping of auto-created groups to New grouping, and add a Grouping name.

  10. Finally, select Preview to preview your groups or Submit to save your groups.


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