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Create and edit groups

Groups are a popular way to allocate an activity, resource, or topic to a set of students. This page explains how to create, edit, and add members to groups.

Note:

  • If you are going to have more than one set of groups in your Moodle paper (e.g. students will be grouped differently for forums, group assignments, and tutorials), create the groups, then collect them into Groupings (groups of groups).
  • The Group Choice activity allows students to sign up to their own groups, however, it is important to first create the groups.

Create groups

  1. Select Participants from the tabs under the paper title.

    The top section of the main page of a Moodle paper with a red rectangle around the tab called 'Participants' in a list of tabs across the centre of the page.

  2. Select Groups from the dropdown menu.

    Dropdown menu of enrolled uses with 'Groups' selected.

  3. At the bottom of the page, select Create group.

    Create group' red button selected with a black rectangle.

  4. Enter details about the new group (Group name is mandatory).

    Group details tab with group name selected with a red rectangle

  5. Finally, scroll down and select Save changes.

Black box around the red 'Save changes' button.

Note: It is also possible to Auto-create groups. This is a good option for creating multiple groups at once.


Add members to groups

  1. In the Groups box on the left, select the group, then under the box on the right, select Add/remove users.
    Groups main page with 'Add/remove users' red button selected with a black rectangle.

  2. Select individuals, then select the Add or Remove arrows in the centre of the screen to move members in or out of groups.
    Red 'Add' button selected with a black rectangle

    Note: You can select several people at once.

  1. Scroll down and, at the bottom left, select Back to Groups. Back to groups' button selected with a red rectangle


Edit group settings

  1. Select Participants from the tabs under the paper title.

    manage paper groups

  2. Select Groups from the dropdown menu.

    Participants dropdown menu with 'Groups' selected

  3. In the Groups box on the left, select the group that you want to edit, then select Edit group settings at the bottom left. 

  4. Edit the settings you want to change.

  5. Finally, scroll down and select Save changes.

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