How do I create a new Group Set?

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.

Group sets house the different groups within a course. Before creating a new group set, you may want to view the existing group sets. You can also clone an existing group set.

Once you have created a group set, you can manually create groups in the set or automatically create groups in the set.

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

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Add Group Set

Add Group Set

Click the Add Group Set button.

Create Group Set

Create Group Set

Name the new group by typing in the name for groups field [1].

You can allow self sign-ups by selecting the Allow self sign-up checkbox [2].

You can automatically split the groups in a number of equal groups by clicking the Split students into [number] equal groups radio button [3] and then typing the number of groups in the dialog box.

You can manually create the groups by clicking on the I'll create groups manually radio button [4].

Click the Save button [5].

Note: Except when creating groups manually, you can automatically set student group leaders.

View Group Set

View Group Set

View the group set you created.

Manage Group Set

Manage Group Set

To manage the details of the group set, click the Settings icon [1]. To edit the group set, click the Edit link [2]. To clone the group set, click the Clone Group Set link [3]. To delete the group set, click the Delete link [4].