How do I import groups in a group set?

In a group set, you can choose to create and assign students to groups by importing a CSV file. Alternatively, you can choose to manually create groups or automatically assign students to groups in a group set.

Note: In group assignments, all students should be assigned to groups before the assignment is published. Grades and submissions may be affected for students who were not in a group at the time of assignment submission but who were later added to a group.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Add Group Set

Add Group Set

Click the Add Group Set button.

Save Group Set

Save Group Set

Add a name for the group set [1]. Select the I'll create groups manually option [2]. Then click the Save button [3].

Import Groups

Import Groups

To import groups, click the Add Import button.

Download Course Roster CSV File

On the Import Groups page, you can download a template CSV file by clicking the Download Course Roster CSV link.

Edit Course Roster CSV File

Edit Course Roster CSV File

The Course Roster CSV includes information for each student in the course where applicable, including student name, canvas user ID, user ID, login ID, sections, canvas group ID, and group ID.

To assign students to a group, enter group names in the "group_name" column.

When you're finished editing, save the file as a CSV.

Upload CSV File

On the Import Groups page, you can upload your CSV file by clicking and dragging the file or clicking the Upload CSV File area to browse files on your computer.

Monitor CSV File Upload

A progress bar displays the status of the group creation.

View Groups

Created groups display in the group set.