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.

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

View People

View 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

Add new set of Groups:

  1. Name the new group by typing in the name for groups field.
  2. You can allow self sign-ups by selecting the Allow self sign-up checkbox.
  3. You can automatically split the groups in a number of equal groups by clicking the Split students into [number] equal groups radio button and then typing the number of groups in the dialog box.
  4. You can manually create the groups by clicking on the I'll create groups manually radio button.
  5. Click the Save button to create a new set of groups.

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.

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

Modify Group Set

To edit the details of the group set, click the Settings icon [1], and click the Edit button [2]. To delete the group set, click the Delete button [3].

Editing a group set allows you to change the group set name [1], create self sign-up groups [2], and assign a student group leader [3].

If self sign-up is allowed, you can also set or change the number of group members allowed in a group [4].

Note: Setting a member limit will apply to all groups in your group set. However, you can modify the limitations within an individual group, such as changing one group to allow a few more members than the other groups. However, at a later time if you decide to edit the entire group set and change the group set limitations, Canvas will override all member limitations created within individual groups.