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

1. Go to your Moodle paper, then select Participants from the tabs under the paper title.

2. Select Groups from the dropdown menu. 

3. At the bottom left of the screen, select Auto-create groups.

4. In Naming scheme, enter Groups @ to create groups with names containing letters. 
Enter Groups # to create groups with names containing numbers.

5. Select Auto create based on to either Number of groups or number of Members per group

6. Enter a Group/member count according to the number of groups or members per group that you would like.

7. To include only students in your groups, set Select members with role to Student. The default role is Student. If you would like other roles included in groups, select them from the drop-down menu.

8. You can Allocate members to groups Randomly, Alphabetically by first or last name, or ID number. The default is Randomly.

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), select Grouping, then in the Grouping of auto-created groups drop-down menu choose an existing grouping or select New grouping. 

10. If creating a New grouping, add a Grouping name.

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

Check, add, or remove groups in a Grouping

Note: See steps 9-10 above to place auto-created groups in a Grouping

1. In your Moodle paper,  select Participants, then Groupings as in steps 1 and 2 above.

2. You will see your auto-created groups in the relevant grouping. To Add or Remove groups select the person icon at the right of the Grouping name.

3. Select relevant groups in the box on the right, then select Add or Remove.

4. Scroll down and select Back to groupings to check that all relevant Groups are now listed as members of the Grouping.

Note: See the Groupings page for how to apply a grouping to an assignment or activity.

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