How do I create a group as a student?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.
As a student, you can create your own Student Groups for study groups, discuss an assignment, etc. You can be part of more than one student group.
Note: If you cannot see the People tab in your course, or if you cannot see the Add Group button, your instructor has restricted this feature.
Click the View User Groups button or the Groups tab.
Choose Group Membership Option
Name the group by typing in the group name field .
Determine who can join the group by clicking the Joining drop-down menu .
Course Members are Free to Join
Invite users to join the group by clicking the checkbox next to each user's name.
Notes about invitations and group membership:
- If you set the group membership option so that anyone can join, but you choose to select only a few of the students to invite to the group, the remaining students who were not invited can see the group in the student group list and can join the student group later.
- If you set the group membership option as invitation only, students who were not invited will not be able to see the group in the student group list. If you want to add a new user to an invitation-only group at a later time, contact your instructor for assistance.
Edit Group Details
If you need to change the details of your group later, such as renaming the group you created, click the Edit Group link.