This method allows you to create an individual group.

You could also use this method for multiple groups, if:

  • you want students to be able to belong to more than one group, or
  • you want different properties for each group such as different maximum student numbers or different group tools.

This method takes more time to administrate as groups need to be created separately and if you need to change group properties they need to be changed for each group individually.

Using this enrolment method, instructors assign students to the group. Student can access the group tools or assignments via the My Groups menu.

Warning: A group set up should be used when you need all students to be placed in a group. Refer to the Group Set guides on the group’s tool page for further information.

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.

Display of groups page

Manual Enrol

  1. Click on the Create button.
  2. Select Manual Enrol from the drop down list.

Create button circled with single group manual 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.

Group information settings with the required fields circled

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.

Tool availability settings

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

Points possible 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 tool 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).

Warning: 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 settings

Group Options

  1. Option to check the Create smart view for this group checkbox to provide a link in the grade centre for the group.    

Group options setting

Membership

  1. Click the Add Users button to select the students required for the group.

Membership section with Add Users circled

  1. Click the required students from the list.

Add users window with check boxes selected next to required students

  1. Click on the Submit button.

All groups

The new group will now be listed on the All Groups page.

Groups page with all groups tab circled and the new group showing on page

My Groups Menu

Students can access their group tools and assignments using the My Groups menu. This menu is not displayed to instructors/teaching assistants.

Student example of the my groups page