split students into groups for different purposes like working on projects,
holding discussions, or studying.
- Log into Canvas.
- Select your
course from the dropdown menu.
- Select People
from the left-hand sidebar.
- Click the View
Student Groups button.
- Click the Make
a New Set of Groups button to add a set of groups to your course.
- Choose whether to
require students to be in groups according to their sections.
- Choose whether
you want Canvas to automatically divide your students into a given number
of groups, whether you want to assign students to groups manually, or
whether you want students to choose their groups themselves.
- Click the Create
Category button when you have made your selections.
If you have chosen self sign-up, Canvas will
create the number of groups entered and students will sign up on their own.
If you have chosen random assignment, Canvas will
create the number of groups entered and randomly assign students to each group.
If you have chosen to manually create and assign
groups, you will be able to manually create groups and move students into those
- Click the plus
icon to add each new group.
- Click and drag
the students listed in the Unassigned box into the groups.
- Choose whether
you want to allow Canvas to randomly assign students to groups instead of
manually placing students in groups.
- Use the tabs to
navigate the different sets of groups and the different groups within each
- Click on the name
of a group to navigate to that group’s site and view its content and
- Click the pencil
icon to edit a group or set of groups.
- Click the trash
icon to discard a group or set of groups.