Learn@Illinois Moodle - Auto-creating Groups

Learn how to auto-create groups in your course. Auto-creating groups is particularly suited to making discussion groups for online courses or any time that you would like a group of students or all students in the course to be split evenly into random groups. You may create groups based on group size or number of members per group.

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  1. In the menu on the left, click Participants.
    Click Participants
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Groups.
    Click Groups
  4. Scroll down and click Auto-create groups.
    Select auto-create groups
  5. Type a name for your groups, appending an "@" if you would like them to be lettered, or a "#" if you would like them to be numbered. For example, typing "M1 Discussion Group #" will create groups named M1 Discussion Group 1M1 Discussion Group 2, etc. 
    Naming scheme
  6. Would you like to create the groups based on number of groups or members per group? Select your desired option from the drop-down menu.
    Auto-create groups drop-down
  7. Choose how many groups there will be or how many members there will be in each group.
    Group and member count
  8. Create a new grouping (a group of groups) in which all of the new groups will be placed or select an existing grouping.
    Grouping names
  9. Click Submit.
    Submit button

Keywords:users, user, discussion, group, create, @, #, member, members, grouping, groupings, boost   Doc ID:89472
Owner:Natalie L.Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2019-02-04 16:04 CDTUpdated:2020-10-19 10:06 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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