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Canvas, Reset Groups After Importing Course Content

After you import content from a previous semester, all group assignments and discussions will be assigned to a single, default group set called Project Groups. This article covers what you need to do to: recreate your group set(s) and reconnect the group set(s) to discussions and assignments.

Unfortunately, when you import a course with group sets, all group assignments will default to a single “Project Groups” group set and the original group set(s) will be removed. You will need to recreate the groups, and potentially create additional groups and group sets, depending on your course needs. The sections below will walk you through what’s needed depending on the number of group sets in your course.

One Group Set

If your course included only one group set, it’s easiest to rename “Project Groups” to the desired name.

  1. Rename the imported group set. By renaming this group set, any groups created within this set will automatically be connected to any pre-existing group assignments or group discussions.
  2. Set up your groups within the group set. We recommend renaming the group to include the course rubric (for example, "ANTH 101 Discussion Groups") so students can easily identify which course the group is associated with.

Two or More Group Sets

If your course includes multiple group sets, you will need to: recreate your group sets, recreate the groups within the group sets, and reconnect your assignments and discussions to the correct group set.

  1. Rename the imported "Project Groups" group set. By renaming this group set, any groups created within this set will automatically be connected to any pre-existing group assignments or group discussions.
  2. Create any additional group sets that are needed for your course. At this stage, you may create the groups within your group sets but it is not required. When groups are created, we recommend renaming the group to include the course rubric (for example, “ANTH 101 Discussion Groups”) so students can easily identify which course the group is associated with.
  3. Edit each group assignment and/or group discussion to be associated with the correct group set.




Keywords:canvas, groups, group set, import rename course reset project projects sets   Doc ID:116373
Owner:Rachel M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2022-01-31 12:32 CSTUpdated:2022-12-05 12:16 CST
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