Groups and groupings

Organising your users into groups and groupings is a good way of managing large cohorts. 

Groups

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.


Groupings
Groupings 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 group

The guidance on Groups and groupings  includes step by step information on how to work with all of these functions.


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