I've followed the instructions for creating self-sign-up groups for a group project. The instructions say that students should go to "People" and from there will find the group set and can create their groups. I've created the groups under "people" and within the assignment itself. However, when I look at the student view, there is no "people" tab, and my students are not seeing it either. They also can't access group sign-up through the assignment. I've looked in the instructor guide but it's not solving my problem. Hope someone here can! Thanks very much.
They will be able to see groups if you set them up. You could assign a discussion separately to each section and then let them post who they want in their group. You still have to setup the groups but you don't have to use paper for the signup. They get a Groups icon on their global navigation bar.