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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.
For a permanent link to this information, please use: https://go.illinois.edu/MoodleAutocreateGroups
  1. In the course navigation menu, click Participants.
    The picture of navigation menu, with a red box around of participants
  2. Click the Enrolled users drop-down menu.
    The picture of participants page, with a red box around of Enrolled users drop-down menu
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Groups.
    The drop-down menu picture with a highlighted in blue option of Groups
  4. Scroll down and click Auto-create groups.
    The picture indicates a red box around the Auto-create groups option
  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 section with a M1 Group # name filled in blank
  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.
    Picture indicates a red box around Number of Groups drop-down menu
  7. Choose how many groups there will be or how many members there will be in each group.
    Picture indicates a red box around group/member count 5
  8. Create a new grouping (a group of groups) in which all of the new groups will be placed or select an existing grouping.
    Picture indicates a Grouping Section with an option to select grouping of auto0 created groups and a grouping name "M1 Discussion group"
  9. Click Submit.
    submit button


Keywordsusers, user, discussion, group, create, @, #, member, members, grouping, groupings, boost   Doc ID89472
OwnerNatalie L.GroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2019-02-04 15:04:34Updated2024-01-11 11:02:07
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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