You can allow students to create their own student groups in your course. Groups created by students cannot be used to assign group projects. Students can be a member of more than one student group. Students can create students groups to create study groups, collaborate on projects, host discussions, and schedule meetings and conferences.
When new student groups are created, they will display on the Student Groups tab on the People page.
Enable Student Groups
To allow students to create their own student groups, select the Let students organize their own groups checkbox.
View Student Groups
On the People page, you can view student groups. Click the Student Groups tab to view groups created by your students.