Place Groups in Groupings to apply multiple groups to an activity

Groupings are mostly used in Forums setup for multiple groups working on separate tasks within a single Forum or Assignment activity.

From the Groups screen we left off on (in the previous step), click on the Groupings tab. Notice that the Groupings section is empty. You will need to put the Groups you created into Groupings. A single grouping can house one group or several groups.

NOTE: These instructions assume you’ve already enabled groups in your course as well as created some groups of students.

Enter the course you want to create Groups in.

Click the Participants in the secondary menu.

From the drop-down select the Grouping menu option.

NOTE: If you don’t see a Grouping option you may need to first enable groups your course.

Click on the Create grouping button.

On the Create grouping page, name the new Grouping and click on Save changes.

Back on the Groupings page, click on the icon Show groups in grouping for the Grouping.

On the Add/remove groups page:

  1. Select the Group(s) that go with this Grouping.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Click Back to groupings.

You will be taken back to the Groupings tab.

Repeat this step as necessary to add all Groups to a Grouping.

NOTE: Once you have created Groupings, you can go back to step 1 (in Set Group Mode For Course) and set the Default grouping to one of these new Groupings. This will become the default for the entire course. Or you can leave it at None and set Activity groupings individually.