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kstockar
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A student created a group in my course (instead of signing up for a group as instructed). Now I have a tab in the People section called "Student Groups". How can I delete that?

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There's now an additional tab in my People section called "Student Groups".  I'd like to delete it so it doesn't confuse anyone, but cannot figure out how.  I did disable the ability for students to create their own groups so this doesn't happen again.  I'd just like to delete that tab.  Thanks.

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ericwerth
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Hi  @kstockar .  I believe that I have some good news and bad news.  The bad news is that once a student has created a group, that tab for the Student Groups group set cannot be deleted.  The good news is that this tab is only visible to instructors so students would not see the empty tab and risk getting confused.

I hope this helps!

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ericwerth
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Hi  @kstockar .  I believe that I have some good news and bad news.  The bad news is that once a student has created a group, that tab for the Student Groups group set cannot be deleted.  The good news is that this tab is only visible to instructors so students would not see the empty tab and risk getting confused.

I hope this helps!

Thanks Eric!  I'm glad to know students will not see that tab.  I appreciate your response.

AEShine
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Hi, Eric:

My students can not only still see the tab, but can -- and repeatedly do -- create groups under it (instead of under the group tab they've been instructed to use. Maybe something has changed to make it always visible?
Thank you for your help!

 

chadscott
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Howdy,

If you go into your course settings and then click on "more options" at the bottom, you should be able to uncheck "allow students to organize their own groups".

To clean up groups they've already created, you may have to get your institution's Canvas admin involved to come in and do it if you aren't able to delete them.

Cheers,
Chad Scott
Katy ISD