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How do learners create and manage groups?

If your course involves group work you will see a Groups item on the navigation menu. 

  

When you enter the Groups area, you will see a list of existing groups. Above this, will be a button Create New Group.

Enter a Group Name and Group Description. Choose the type of group you want to create and click Create. Please note that the type of group can't be changed later on. 

Learners can also create groups. In that case, the types of groups available will depend on what the course administrator has chosen. In many cases, learners will be creating a Study Group, which is a self-managed group that you can use to discuss topics of interest, share learning tips, or simply get to know your fellow learners. 

 

  

 

When you return to the Groups page your new group will now be on the list. 

 

  

 


After creating your group, you will be redirected to the Group Dashboard. This is where you can start interacting with your group members. 

From the group dashboard, you can change your group pictureadd group members, and edit your group's description

  

You can create pages inside your group. Use these to add structure, direct group members to specific activities, and break your work down into sections.   

  

The group feed shows recent activity from inside the group. 

As the group's creator, you should start the conversation by sharing something of interest! 


Learners who created a group can delete that group as long as they never left or re-joined after its initial creation.

To delete a group, go to the main Groups page using the left-hand navigation menu.

 

Find the group you'd like to delete and click on the garbage can icon on the top right of the group.

 

A pop-up will appear letting you know that, once deleted, you cannot undo this action. If you're still sure you would like to delete your group, select Delete to confirm.

 


If you already left the group and can no longer delete it, try contacting your course facilitator and asking them to delete it instead.

Related:

Who do I contact first when I have a course-specific query? 

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