Organising your users into groups and groupings is a good way of managing large cohorts.
The group function enables you to:
divide users into seminar or study groups.
assign groups to activities such as forums , quizzes and so on.
create tutor groups for marking assignments
allow students to sign up to seminar groups
contact different groups within the cohort
They're less helpful,
though, if your groups change frequently. And if you happen to be using conditional release or completion tracking, these won't work with groups.
are groups of groups! They are useful if you have a large cohort that
you want to divide up into groups and subgroups. For example, you might
have a group of Yr 1 full time and part time students. Your groupings
could be called Yr 1 part time and Yr 1 full time and within these have a
set of seminar groups.
Group Choice Adding a Group Choice activity to a course area allows students to
sign-up to a group for themselves. You can control which groups students
can choose from and the maximum number of students allowed in each
The guidance on Groups and groupings includes step by step information on how to work with all of these functions.