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  • Set up a Group self-selection activity to allow students to join a group in the course. Instructors must specify which groups are available for the activity, and can place a limit on the number of members in each group. Create Groups for Your Students to Choose From, and Add the Groups to a...
  • The groups feature allows an instructor to assign students (and TAs or co-instructors) to one or more groups for the entire course or for individual activities. Because students can be in multiple groups at once, instructors can set up different group memberships for different activities (e.g.,...
  • Use Groups in Moodle, to assign a particular activity (or all course activities) to groups of students. Groups can be especially useful for activities where students interact with one another. With forums, wikis, and databases, students in the same group can post and reply only to each other. Each...
  • The Assign groups report lets an instructor review and change group mode, grouping, and group availability for multiple Activities or Resources at once. To use this tool, activities and groups or groupings containing students must already exist in the course. Use the Assign Groups Report...
  • On the Groups page, Instructors and TAs can create and edit groups of students manually, or use Moodle's automated tools to create groups and assign course members to groups. To import groups already populated with students, see Upload or Download Groups from Moodle. Note: To get the most out of...
  • Just as a Group is a collection of users, a Grouping is a collection of groups. Groupings can be used to organize groups, assign activities, distribute materials, and/or maintain forums. For more information on assigning individual activities to a group without groupings, see Assign an Activity to...
  • For certain activities such as Forums, to create private spaces where you can interact with individual students, you will need to create one-person groups for each student. (Activities such as Assignments and Quizzes are "private" by default). This is most commonly used to create individual...
  • You can use multiple copies of a Moodle activity to give different groups in your course different due dates and instructions, while aggregating each copy of the activity into a single item in the grade book. This can be an especially useful feature for courses with multiple lab or discussion...
  • Student interaction is a key strength of Moodle. While instructors can easily use activities in Moodle to deliver content and assess learning, Moodle also supports student-led activities and collaboration, especially in combination with using groups. This document discusses some strategies and...
  • Instructors can use Group modes to control how groups of students interact with an activity and what students can see from other groups. Group Mode Options Moodle has three Group modes available for individual activities,or as course-wide settings. The chart below illustrates how each mode works...
  • When teaching a course with multiple sections, especially when a course has a large number of students, using groups in conjunction with the gradebook makes it much easier to filter student data. Multi-section courses automatically have groups created for each section, which you can use in addition...
  • To import groups already populated with students into Moodle, use the Upload / download groups block. This block will also let you download group roster information as a CSV file. Upload Groups to Moodle Add the Upload / download groups block. See Add & Remove Blocks in Moodle. Prepare the...