Skip to main content
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How do I automatically assign students to groups?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I automatically assign students to groups?

Once you create groups in a group set, you can randomly automatically assign students to those groups. Alternatively, you can choose to manually assign students to groups or create and assign students to groups by importing a CSV file.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Open Group Set

Click the name of the group set.

Confirm Groups

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

Click the Options menu [1], then click the Randomly Assign Students link [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

Click the Okay button.

View Groups

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

Was this article helpful? Yes No
Have a question about Canvas? Ask in the Q&A forum:
Embed this guide in your Canvas course:

Note: You can only embed guides in Canvas courses. Embedding on other sites is not supported.