This method allows students to create groups that other students can self-enrol in.

Students can access the Groups listings page by the tools link or by a group 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

Group Settings

  1. Click on the Group Settings button.

Groups page with Group Settings circled

  1. Check the Permit Students to Create Single Self-Enrolled Groups checkbox.
  2. Check the Permit student to Edit Student-Created Group checkbox.
  3. Click on the Submit button.

Group settings page with both check boxes circled and ticked under student created groups.

Link the Groups page to the Course Menu

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

Plus button drop down menu with Tool link circled

  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.

Creating a group (student instructions)

View Groups listing page

  1. Student can view all the groups they are enrolled in My Groups.

Student view of course menu with my groups section circled

Create a Group

  1. Click on the Create a group link.
  2. Click on the Create Group button.

student view of groups page with create group circled

Group Information

  1. Enter a name for the group in the Name textbox.
  2. Enter a description of the purpose of the group and instructions for students in the Description textbox.

Group information page with name and description boxes circled

Sign up options

  1. Enter a name in the Name of sign-up Sheet textbox.
  2. Enter a description of the purpose of the group and instructions for other students in the Sign-up Sheet Instructions textbox.

Sign up options with sign up sheet name and sign up sheet instructions circled

Group options

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

  Group options with check box for smart view circled and the submit button circled

  1. Click on the Submit button.
  2. The group link will now be displayed on the group’s page.

Student view of groups page with the newly created student group

Note: The student who created the group is automatically a member of the group.

Remember: Students can sign up for the group via the Groups listings page. Students can access the Groups listings page by the tools link or by a group menu link if the instructor has created one.

Editing group (student)

  1. Click on the arrow of the required group set.
  2. Select Edit from the drop down list.

Student view of groups page with the down arrow and edit circled next to the student created group

  1. Change the required properties.
  2. Click the Submit button.