I work as a digital learning specialist for my district.
One of the teachers that I work with is trying to set up discussions with mixed group of kids from various sections. She created groups and assigned kids to those groups, but doing that creates a whole new area in the "courses and groups" section, which the kids have access to. She doesn't really want the students to know that they are in different groups for the discussion, just to assign it to them based on
Is there a way to set up groups solely for the purpose of differentiating assignments and discussions (so that it doesn't create a seperate group page)?
Is the only way to do this to type in individual student names in the "assign to" section?
What is the best practice for differentiating assignments and/or discussions in a K-12 environment?