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    Group Collaboration Activities

    How to create and manage groups for discussions and assignments

    How to create groups

    Step 1

    Create a Grouping

    1. Go to the Moodle course.
    2. Go to Admin gear (top right corner) > Course administration > Users > Groups.
    3. Go to Grouping.
    4. Create grouping.
    5. Enter a grouping name (e.g. Collaboration grouping).
    6. Click Save changes.

     

    Step 2

    Create Groups

    1. Go to Admin gear > Course administration > Users > Groups.
    2. Auto-create groups (alternatively Create group manually).
    3. Set the naming scheme.
      • Use @ for A, B, C... and # for 1, 2, 3...
    4. Create any number of groups or groups with any number of students.
    5.  Define the Group/member count
    6. Select the Grouping created in Step 1.
    7. Select Preview to make sure your groups look right.

    8. Click Submit.
    9. Click Overview to see the groups.
    10. Copy and paste the grouping details for announcing the groups.

    Add or Remove Group Members

    Step 1

    Go to Admin (Gear Icon) > Course administration > Users > Groups.

    Step 2

    Click the Group to modify.

    Step 3

    Click Add/remove users.

    Create the Group Collaboration Forum

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    Info

    If you would like every activity and forum to have separate groups, see Splitting the Class, instead.

    Step 1

    Create a grouping or Assignment.

    Step 2

    Create a discussion forum or Assignment. 

    Step 3

    Add the grouping to the discussion forum.

    Step 4

    Edit the Discussion Forum. 

    Step 5

    Go to Common module settings. 

    Step 6

    Set the Group mode to Separate groups, so students cannot see posts from other groups.
    Note: if you want students to see posts from other groups, set Group mode to visible groups.

    Step 7

    Set the Grouping from the Grouping drop down. 

    * In specific cases, the Teacher would ask for everyone to see other posts even if they are not in the other groups

    Create a Group Collaboration Assignment

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    Info

    If you would like every activity and forum to have separate groups, see Splitting the Class, instead.

    Step 1

    At the bottom of Moodle, click on "Create learning activity"

    Step 2

    Select "Discussion Forum"

    Step 3

    Open the assignment you want to edit

    Step 4

    Go to Assignment Administration and click "Edit Settings" 

    Step 5

    In the right menu panel, look for "common module settings" and click to open the dropdown menu

    Step 6

    In "Group Mode" select "Separate Groups" or "Visible Groups" depending on your needs.

    Step 7

    Look for "Group Submission Settings", click on it to open the menu and make sure the options are properly set.

    Splitting the Class

    If a class is big, you may want to split it up so you can grade groups separately for every activity. To make every activity in the course, including the gradebook separate, set the course settings to group mode.

    Step 1

    Go to Course administration > Edit settings

    Step 2

    Go to Groups

    Set Group mode to Separate groups



    Step 3

    Set the default grouping you setup

    Step 4

    Save the Course settings

    Step 5

    In a forum, activity, open grader, or gradebook, you can change what group you want to grade.
    Select the drop down menu to change groups.

    Discussion forum:


    Gradebook:


    Open grader:

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