How do I automatically assign students to groups?

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Once you create groups in a group set, you can randomly automatically assign students to those groups.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Open Group Set

Open Group Set

Click the Settings icon [1], and then click the View User Groups link [2]. Or click an existing group set [3].

View Group

  View Group 

Confirm you have created all the groups for this group set. If you need more groups, you can create additional groups manually.

Randomly Assign Students

  Randomly Assign Students 

Click the Group Set Settings icon [1], then click the Randomly Assign Students option [2].

Require Same Section for Groups

Require Same Section for Groups

If you want to require group members to be in the same section, select the Require group members to be in the same section checkbox.

Confirm Assignments

Confirm Assignments

Click the Okay button.

View Groups

View Groups

View the group assignments. You can move students between groups if necessary.

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