The Groups tool allows faculty members to organize students into groups of any size. Faculty members can provide communication and collaboration tools that only Group members can access. Groups can be created one at a time or in sets. Groups can be designated as Self-Enroll, allowing students to add themselves to a Group, or Manual Enroll, having the faculty member assign students to a Group.
Once created, each Group has its own space in the course to work together. The faculty member can allow individual Group members to personalize their Group space with personal modules, such as My Calendar and What's New. The Faculty can enable an assortment of tools to help students collaborate.
Tools that can be made available to a Group include:
To create a Group: From the Control Panel click Users and Groups > click Groups > and select either Create Single Group or Create Group Set in the adjacent content frame. If Create Group sets is selected, there is an additional option to have students randomly enrolled into groups.