Creating Groups

Note: Students can belong to multiple groups within the same course. For example, students can simultaneously belong to a group for class projects, a group for special interest discussions, and a group for advanced users. Each group can have its own discussion forums and assignment folders. Instructors can grade members of groups individually or as a team.


  1. From the Communication menu, select Groups. Select Groups from the Communication drop down.
  2. Select New Category. Select New Category.
  3. Enter the Category Information:
    1. Enter the Category Name.
    2. Select an Enrollment Type from the menu.
    3. Enter the Number of Groups or Users.
    Enter the category information.
  4. Advanced Properties (Optional):
    • Select the Auto-enroll new users checkbox.
    • Select the Randomize users in groups checkbox.
  5. Additional Options (Optional):
    • Select the Checkbox(es) to set up discussion areas and/or assignment submission folders. NOTE: If selected, you will be prompted to create the discussion areas and/or assignment submission folder(s) after the group has been saved.
    Select any desired advanced properties.
  6. Select Save.