How do I view Student Groups as an instructor?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

To view Groups within your course, use the People course navigation link.

Canvas has two types of groups: Student Groups and Group Sets. Student Groups can be created by either an instructor or a student and are self-organized by students. Group Sets are groups that you create to use for graded assignments.

Note: The Groups page displays a limit of 50 group sets. 

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

View User Groups

The People page defaults to the Everyone tab, which displays all users in your course. To view user groups, click the sidebar View User Groups button [1]. Or click the Groups tab [2].

Add Group Set

Add Group Set

If you haven't created any groups, you can create a new group set by clicking the Add Group Set button.

View Group Sets

View Group Sets

Once you create a group set in your course, the group set appears as a tab [1] for easy access to the group information. You can also view a group set directly by clicking the name of the tab.

The highlighted tab [2] shows which group set you are viewing. Click any tab to view another group set.

Expand Group

When you created the group set, you also created groups, either manually or automatically. You can expand each group and see which students are assigned to each group in the group set, if any, by clicking the group name.

Once students are participating in a group, learn how to view activity within a group.