Understanding How Groups are Set Up

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Before setting up groups you should know how you want them to be organized. A number of things can affect how users are enrolled in groups:

  • Were groups set up before or after you enrolled users?
  • What Enrolment Type did you choose – groups of a specified size or a specified number of groups?
  • Are users automatically, manually, or self- enrolled in groups?

Setting up Groups Before or After Users are Enrolled in a Course

In most cases it is better to set up groups after the majority of users are enrolled in your course. This gives you a better idea of how many users you are organizing and how many groups you need. Setting up groups after enrolment can also ensure better distribution of users between groups.  And, unless Auto-Enroll New Users is selected, you will have to manually add users to your groups once they have been enrolled.