How do I create a group as a student?
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.
In Course Navigation, click the People link.
Click the Groups tab.
You can also access your User Groups through the Settings menu. Click the Options icon  and click the View User Groups link .
Click the Add Group button.
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
If you want anyone in the course to join your group, choose the Course members are free to join option.
Membership by Invitation Only
If you want to create a group with only specific people in your course, choose the Membership by invitation only option.
Invite users to join the group by clicking the checkbox next to each user's name. Users are listed alphabetically by last 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.
Click the Submit button to create a new group.
The new group you created will now appear in your course groups.