What are Groups?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Apr 19, 2017Last modified by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Sep 15, 2017
Version 10Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

Groups are a small version of a course and used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments.

Instructor View

  Instructor View 

Instructors can create groups for students to collaborate on group assignments, pages, collaborations, and more. Instructors can also allow students to create their own groups.

Learn more about Groups: Group Creation and Management for Instructors (Video)

Within Groups, instructors can:

  • View all activity within all the groups within their course, including groups created by students as noted in the instructor's Student Groups tab (by default students will be allowed to create their own groups as noted in the Course Details tab)
  • View all created groups within the course
  • Create a new group set and create subgroups automatically or manually
  • Assign students to subgroups automatically or manually
  • Assign group leaders to each group
  • Allow students to sign up for their own groups  
  • Expand and collapse subgroups
  • Move students into different subgroups
  • Create group collaborations

When Should I Use Groups as an Instructor?

As an instructor, create groups to:

  • Set up student group configurations at the course level for assignments and in-class work, both graded and ungraded.
  • Facilitate semester-long projects so that students can communicate and iterate on documents together.
  • Facilitate faculty professional development and institutional committees or activities.
  • Facilitate student-run study groups within courses or at the account level.

Student View

Student View

Students can use groups as a collaborative tool to work with classmates on group projects and assignments.

Learn more about Groups: Group Creation and Interaction for Students (Video)

Within groups, students can:

  • View the groups list
  • View the groups they are enrolled in
  • Join a student group
  • Create a student group
  • Store and share Files
  • Start a Discussion
  • Send a message
  • Create group collaborations

When Should I Use Groups as a Student?

As a student, create groups to:

  • Create study groups
  • Collaborate on projects and assignments
You are here
Table of Contents > Canvas Features > What are Groups?
6 people found this helpful

Attachments

    Outcomes