I'm wondering if it is possible to hide or disable the private group area for groups?
You can disable the private groups option on the course settings page. It is found at the bottom in the "More Options" section. Click on "More Options" link and uncheck the box that says "Let students organize their own groups". Click "Update Course Details" at the bottom of the page and you should be good to go.
Hope this helps :-)
Great! That should do it! Thanks very much for the help.
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