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Self-Enrol group sets

Self-enrolment allows students to add themselves to a group using an online sign-up sheet. Students can access sign-up sheets on the Groups listings page or by a menu link if you have created one.

View Groups listing page

  1. From the Control Panel select Users and Groups > Groups.

Control panel with groups circled under users and groups

  1. The Groups page will be displayed.

Groups page

Self-Enrol

  1. Click on the Create button.
  2. Select Select-Enrol from the drop down list under Group Set.

Create button circled with group set self-enrol circled in drop down menu

Group Information

  1. Enter a name for the groups in the Name textbox.
  2. Enter a description of the purpose of the group and instructions for students in the Description textbox.
  3. Select a radio button from Group is visible to students.
    • No: the groups are not available for students to enrol into.
    • Yes: students may enrol and immediately use group tools.
    • Sign-up Sheet Only: the students may enrol in a group but will not have access to group tools until you change the availability to Yes.

Group information setup with required fields circled.

Tip: Initially set up the Group is visible to students as Sign-up Sheet Only and give the students a deadline by which to select a group. After the deadline, check the groups and manually place any students who have not signed up into a group (refer Edit group enrolments guide). Then edit the group properties and select the Yes radio button from Group is visible to students (refer Edit group properties guide).

Tip: It is possible have a different description for each individual group. i.e. If students should be signing up for groups based on their tutorial group this information can be added to each individual group description (refer to page 6).

Tool Availability

  1. Select the checkboxes of the tool you want available to the groups.
  2. Select the Grade: Points possible radio buttons for the items you wish to mark.

 points possible circled

  1. Either enter the mark the item is out of in the textbox OR
  2. Click on theAdd Rubric button.

Points possible amount circled and the add rubric button circled

Tools: Refer to the Group Tools guide for information on the purpose and use of each tool.

Note: Refer to the Rubric tool page for instructions on how to set up a rubric.

Note: Refer to the relevant tool page (Blogs, Journals or Wikis) for instructions on marking tools items online.

Module Personalisation Setting

The module personalisation setting allows each student to add personalised modules to their own version of the group home page (e.g. What’s New, My Calendar, Needs Attention).

Tip: Students may use this option to add inappropriate content. Either set clear rules on appropriate content or uncheck this option.

  1. Uncheck the Allow Personalisation checkbox.

Module personalisation setting

Sign up options

  1. Enter a name in the Name of sign-up Sheet textbox. i.e. If you provide a direct link to the sign-up sheet instead of the students accessing the Group listings page, this is the name that will be displayed.
  2. Enter a description of the purpose of the group and instructions for students in the Sign-up Sheet Instructions textbox.
  3. Enter the number of students that can sign up for each group in the Maximum Number of Members textbox.
  4. Select the Show Member checkbox so students can view who has already signed up for a particular group.
  5. Select the Allow Students to sign up from the Groups listing page checkbox. The other option is to create a link to the sign-up sheet from the menu.

Sign-up options with fields circled.

Tip: Initially set up the Group Available as Sign-up Sheet Only and give the students a deadline by which to select a group. After the deadline, check the groups and manually place any students who have not signed up into a group (refer Edit group enrolments guide). Then edit the group properties and select the Yes radio button from Group Available (refer Edit group properties guide).

Group Set Options

  1. Enter the total number of sign-up groups to display in the Number of Groups checkbox.
  2. Option to check the Create smart view for each group in set checkbox to provide a link in the grade centre for the group.  

Warning: If you do not check the Create smart view for each group in set checkbox, you will have to manually set this up in Grade Centre. For more information, refer to the Group Smart View guide.

    the checkbox is highlighted  

    1. Click the Submit button.

    Group set

    The new group set will now be listed on the Group Sets page.

    Groups page with Group Sets tab circled

    All groups

    The individual groups will now be lists on the All Groups page.

    Groups page with all groups tab circled as well as the new groups for the group set

    Changing individual group descriptions (optional)

    1. Click on the All Groups button.
    2. Click on the arrow next to the required group.
    3. Select Edit Group from the drop down menu.

    Drop down menu with edit group circled

    1. Edit the Description text box as required.
    2. Click on the Submit button.

    Edit self-enrolment group page

    1. If required, repeat the above steps for each group.

    Link the Groups page to the Course Menu

    1. Click on the plus button in the menu.
    2. Select Tool Link from the drop down list.

    Plus button circled in the course menu and Tool link circled from drop down menu

    1. Enter a title in the Name textbox.
    2. Select Groups from the Type drop down list.
    3. Check the Available to Users checkbox.

    Add tool link With name field circled and groups selected from the drop down box.

    1. Click on the Submit button.

    Student access to the Sign-up Sheet

    Students can access the Sign-up Sheet from the Course Menu.

    1. If a link has been added, from the Course Menu select Sign up for a group.

    Sign up for group circled in the course menu

    1. The students then click the View Sign-up Sheet to Join a Group button for the group they want to have membership.

    Student view of the group sign up page with view sign-up sheet to join group button circled

    1. The students must click the Sign up button to confirm their membership.  In this example they have the options to sign up with either group 1 or group 2.

    Sign up sheet showing 2 possible groups and the sign up button under group 2 circled

    1. The Group will appear in the Groups page where the student can check their membership.

    Student view of their group page