Learn@Illinois Moodle - Using Groups with Forums

Learn how to use groups with forums in Moodle. Small groups of students are best to facilitate sustained, meaningful discussions. We recommend groups of 5-7 active students.
For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleForumGroups
There are three group settings for forums:
  • No groups – There are no groups, everyone is part of one big community.
  • Separate groups – Students can only see their own group. Students may not view or contribute to the discussions of other groups.
  • Visible groups – Students may view but not contribute to the discussions of other groups. 

Setting up Groups and Selecting a Grouping for your Forum

  1. Click on the forum you would like to edit.
    Sample Forum
  2. From the activity navigation, click Settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Navigation menu on settings

  3. Scroll down and click Common module settings to expand the options.
    Common module settings
  4. Under "Group mode", click on the drop-down menu to select the kind of groups you would like to use.
    Select the Group
  5. If you are using groups (Visible or Separate), you must select a grouping.
    Note: "Groupings" are groups of groups. They must be manually created.
    Select the Grouping
  6. Click Save and return to course.
    Save and return to course

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Keywordsseparate, visible, group, no, groupings, boost   Doc ID72184
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2017-03-30 12:00:59Updated2023-03-27 12:31:34
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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