Students enrolled in a Moodle course can be organized into groups.
Reasons to use Moodle groups:
Moodle can be configured with no groups, visible groups or separate (hidden) groups.
Click on the following links to view more information about using Moodle groups:
There are two ways to get groups set up in your Moodle course:
1. TLTR sets up groups:
2. Instructor sets up groups:
- Click Back to groups button at the bottom to return to the groups screen
Assign group mode for an entire course:
- Force group mode
- If set to "Yes", the selected group mode will be applied to every activity in the course. Individual activity group settings will be ignored.
Assign group mode for an individual activity:
Use groupings to make an activity visible to only a specific student or set of students in a Moodle course. For example, use groupings to assign an extended-time quiz for a student needing this accommodation. Groupings are created by first assigning the student to a group and then adding the group to a grouping.
Step 1: Create a group (see the How to Set up Groups section at the top of this page) that contains the students you want to have access the activity.
Step 2 : Create a grouping
Step 3: Add the group to a grouping
Step 4: Assign a grouping to an activity (for example an extended time quiz)
Sometimes you may want to randomly assign your students to groups for smaller discussions or group projects. Moodle will do this for you.
Toward the bottom of the Group window, click on Auto-create groups
Group @ will use a naming scheme with letters of the alphabet, Group # will create groups that are numbered. Groups can be created by the number of groups or the number of members per group.
For example, if your naming scheme is Group @, and you have 20 members in your class, you can choose 5 as the number of groups, Moodle will create 4 groups named A, B, C, D, and disperse your students randomly into those groups. You may also choose to add students alphabetically by first or last name, or by student ID number.
If you select members per group, you can select Prevent last small group to keep groups from forming a small group. Moodle will distribute the uneven group to the other groups.