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How do I automatically create groups in a group set?

In a group set, you can automatically create groups for users to participate in. You can also manually create groups in a group set or create groups by importing a CSV file.

Open People

Open 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

Name your new group by typing in the Group Set Name field [1].

To split students into a number of equal groups, click the Split students into [number] groups radio button [2]. Then type the number of groups in the dialog box [3].

To create groups with a certain number of students, click the Split students into groups with [number] students per group radio button [4]. Then type the number of students per group in the dialog box [5].

To require group members to be in the same section, click the Require group members to be in the same section checkbox [6].

Save Group Set

Save Group Set

Click the Save button.

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

View Groups

The number of groups you created display in the group set [1]. Each group shows the number of students added to each group [2].

You can manually reassign students to a different group if necessary.

Manage Group

To manage a group, click the group Options menu [1]. To edit the name of the group, click the Edit link [3]. To delete the group, click the Delete link [4].