CREATE GROUPS IN A COURSE

Setting up groups in a course can be very useful in certain cases. For example, you may want to easily see grades for only a certain group in the Gradebook or you may want to create an activity for only a particular group.


Before You Begin


  • Login to your EasyCampus using your admin credentials.
  • Open the course in which you want to create groups.

Begin:

  • First, you need to turn Groups on in the course's Settings page. To display this page, find the Administration block in the course.

Generally, the Administration Block appears in the left-column or can be found by clicking Administer My Course in a facilitated template. If you cannot find this block, you can temporarily add it to any page by selecting it from the Add Block dropdown. Make sure you’re in Editing mode to see this dropdown.

Administration block
  • Click the Settings option. In a few moments, the Settings page for the course will display. Scroll down to the area labeled Groups.

Groups area on Settings page
  • Select Separate Groups from the Group mode dropdown. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button.
  • Now, you're ready to create your groups. Click the Groups option on the Administration block. The screen will change to help you create and manage groups.
Groups page
  • Click the Create Group button.
  • Type a name for your new group in the box at the top of the page.

Note: if you want, you can set up a special key for each group. People enrolling in the course for the first time will be asked to enter this key and will automatically be enrolled in the group. If you want to do this, it's important to also set up an enrollment key for the course on the Settings page in order to trigger the enrollment key page.

  • Click the Save Changes button.
  • Continue creating groups as needed using the same steps.
  • When you're ready, you can add people to the groups. First, click the name of the group and then click the Add/Remove users button.
Adding members to a group
  • When the screen changes, you can add people to your group by selecting their names and clicking the Add button.
Add/Remove Users
  • When you're finished, click the Back to Groups button.
  • Continue to add users to groups using the same method. When you've finished, click a course page to continue your normal course work.

Note: when you click Gradebook, you should see a Groups dropdown. If you don't see this dropdown, you may have an older version of EasyCampus. Contact support by email and request a fix for groups.

Note: Many activities have the ability to be "group-enabled," so that grades or access can be limited to your groups. If an activity has this functionality, you will see it in the Common Module Settings area toward the bottom of that activity's form.