How do I use groups on OpenLearning?

Note : This help page only reflects the group work system on courses created after June 2017. If you don't yet see groups laid out in this format in your course, don't worry! We're working on migrating all groups to the new style in the coming days.

Meanwhile, refer to this guide for help with the prior version of group work.

Groups on OpenLearning are versatile and can be used in a variety of ways:

  • Study groups provide a space for students to discuss particular topics with like-minded classmates.
  • Project groups provide a space for students to collaborate and build solutions together.
  • Tutorials groups provide institutions with the structure they need to manage and support large numbers of students.

These group types are highly customizable in order to cater to the needs of your course.

Setting up and managing groups



Group activities 

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  • Hi! Can i know how to add group profile picture? I can't find a way to do it..

    • Ng Chia Yit Hi there! To change the group photo, you will need to go to Group dashboard and then click on the icon. 

    • Alenka Prezelj hi! There's no edit thing on the icon so i couldn't add picture into it.  

    • Ng Chia Yit ok

  • Hi! Please share about editing my pic. Thank you.

    • Ruzilah Labansin Hi there! Could you please email us at with a link to the course? I'd be happy to check out the issue for you.

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    • Hi! Please share about financial investments Omnaya OmarOmar.Thank you for your help.

  • Hi! I hope to get a reply on my problem..

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  • hi. can i edit back group description?

  • Hi Alenka and Omnaya - I just happened to come across the same issue flagged above: when logged in as a student, I can't edit a Group profile photo (the edit icon doesn't show on hover). However, I can do that perfectly well when logged in as an admin. Here's some screenshots (both taken with the mouse hovering on the Group profile pic).

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    • Corina yeah, we know. But sometimes students create groups and they want to add the photo. But they still can't, it has to be the admin who does that for them.

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