Log into Learning Spaces to learn more about Creating Course Groups.


1. In your Moodle Course, click on the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to open the slide-out menu.


Menu button



2. Next, locate the Administration block and click on Users and then Groups.


locate the Administration Block and click on Users and then Groups.



3. The Groups screen will open. There are two ways to create Groups at this point: Manual Creation and Automatic Creation


To Manually Create Groups


1. Click on the Create group button.


Click on the Create Group button.



2. Type a name for the new group in the Group name field.


Type a name for the new group in the Group Name field.



3. Click the red Save changes button when finished.


save changes button



4. Repeat this same process for as many groups as needed in the course.



5. To add students to a Group, click on the Group to highlight it, then click the Add/remove users button.


click on the Group to highlight it, then click the Add/Remove Users button.



6. In the list of students on the right side of the screen, click a name to highlight it. Then click the Add button to add this student to this group.


click a name to highlight it. Then click the Add button to add this student to this group.



7. Repeat this process as needed.



To Automatically Create and Populate Groups:


1. Click the Auto-create groups button.


Click the Auto-Create Groups button.



2. In the Naming scheme field there are two options:

  • Type "Group @" for the Group A, Group B, etc. automated naming system
  • Type "Group #" for the Group 1, Group 2, etc automated naming system


    Type "Group @" for the Group A, Group B, etc. automated naming system     Type "Group #" for the Group 1, Group 2, etc automated naming system



3. In the Auto create based on field there are two options: 

  • Number of groups: you define the total number of groups to create and it will evenly divide students into these groups.
  • Members per group:  you define how many students should exist in each group and it will create the appropriate number of groups.


    Number of groups: you define the total number of groups to create and it will evenly divide students into these groups.     Members per group:  you define how many students should exist in each group and it will create the appropriate number of groups



4. The Group/member count field lets you define either the number of groups or the number of members per group based upon your earlier choice.


The Group/Member count field lets you define either the number of groups or the number of members per group based upon your earlier choice.



5. Click the red Submit button when finished to see the results.


Submit button