How do students create and manage groups?
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If your course involves group work you will see a Groups item on the left side-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 type of group can't be changed later on.
Students can also create groups. In that case, the types of groups available will depend on what the course creator has chosen. In many cases, students 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.
Editing a group
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 picture, add 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!