The Groups tool allows for smaller group interaction within a course. Instructors may use Groups to organize small group discussions, group assignments, and group grading. Students can use Groups to work collaboratively on projects and assignments, and have/ participate in discussions. Within each group, students can create pages, announcements, collaborations, discussions, and calendar events. It is like a personal Canvas site for a set group of people.
Create Group Sets
Group sets house the different groups within a course.
- Log in to Canvas at canvas.brown.edu.
- Select your course from the Global Navigation menu on the left.
- Click People in the Course Navigation menu.
- Click + Group Set to add a set of groups to your course.
- Enter a group set name in the Group Set Name box.
- Determine how students will be added to the groups: Will they Self Sign-Up, randomly be assigned to a group, or will the instructor manually assign them to the groups?
- Customize the Group Structure section based on how students will be added to the groups.
- You may Automatically assign a student group leader. When students are assigned to be a group leader, they can manage members of the group and edit the group name. However, they cannot change the number of members in the group.
- Click Save after you've selected your settings.
Make Groups Manually
- Within your Group Set, click + Group to create a group. Name the group (i.e. Group 1). You may enter a maximum participant number, but it is not required.
- Once the groups are created, you may click and drag students listed in the Unassigned Students box into groups or click on the + symbol next to the students' names and assign them to one of the groups.
Make Groups Assigned Randomly
- Open the Group Set and click the options menu and then click Randomly Assign Students.
|Note: We recommend the Canvas guides about creating, editing, and managing groups in Canvas. If you'd like to speak with an instructional designer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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