How do I automatically create Groups in a 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.

In the group sets, you can automatically create groups for users to participate in.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Add Group Set

Add Group Set

Click the Add Group Set button.

Create Groups Automatically

Create Groups Automatically

Name your new group by typing in the Group Set Name field [1]. Under Group Structure, select the Split students into ___ equal groups radio button [2].

Create Group Set

Type the number of groups you want to create in the Split students into equal groups field [1].

If you want to automatically assign a student group leader, click the Automatically assign a student group leader checkbox [2].

To create the group set, click the Save button [3].

Note: Groups will be automatically named based on the group set name.

View Groups

View the group set [1] and the groups [2] (named after the group set) populated with students from the course. You can manually reassign students to a different group if necessary.

Manage Group

To manage a group, expand the group [1], then click the group Settings icon [2]. To edit the name of the group, click the Edit link [3]. To delete the group, click the Delete link [4].