How do I prevent students from switching groups in self sign-up Groups?

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.

When self sign-up is enabled for a group, instructors are unable to prevent students from switching groups. However, as an instructor, you can turn off the self sign-up at any time. By turning off the self sign-up, you prevent students from switching groups.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Open Group Set

Click the View User Groups button [1] or an existing group set [2].

Edit Group

Edit Group

Click the Group Set Settings icon [1], then click the Edit link [2].

Turn Off Self Sign-up

Turn Off Self Sign-up

Deselect the Allow self sign-up checkbox to turn off the self sign-up [1]. Click the Save button [2].