Using the options below will create a group that can be shared by email, or searched for, and people can request access. Once in the group they will be able to create and edit content.
Create a new group
The list of options below is not exhaustive and the majority of settings can be left as default. For more information see https://manual.mahara.org/en/19.04/groups/create_group.html
- Click on Main menu, expand the Engage section and click on Groups, or click on Engage on the Dashboard.
- Select + Create group
- Give the group a name and add a description. We recommend using the Module code as part of this to help identify groups.
- Set the group membership option:
- Open - can be searched for and joined by anyone at Warwick.
- Controlled - membership is managed by the tutor and people cannot leave the group. This is useful for smaller groups. This option is only available to staff members.
- Request - can be searched for and people can request to be added.
- Set Hide membership to Yes - only the group members can see who is in the group.
- If the group work needs to be completed by a specific date with no further amendments allowed, add an End Date under Editability.
Note that the following are left as default:
- Create and edit is set to All group members
- Visibility is set to No so that only the group members can see Group content.
- Allow submissions is set to No as assignments should be managed via Moodle.
NB Some settings will enable and disable other, related, settings.
Add members to the Group
Students can search for the name of the group and request to be added. The owner of the group will receive a notification each time a request is made so that they can authorise or refuse access.
Invite multiple people to join
- Open the Group Homepage
- Click on the Members tab
- Click on the send multiple invitations at once link
- Search for people to add in the top Send invitations search box.
- Select the people in the Potential members box and click the arrow to add them to the Users to be invited box.
- Click Submit to send a notification to each of the people selected.
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Enrol participants using Warwick auto-enrolment
- Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Use groups and groupings
- Enable activity completion
- Mark activity completion manually
- Track activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Reports, logs and completion data in Moodle
- Create an assignment
- Create an assignment for group submission
- Set up Turnitin within an assignment
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Blind marking
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle
- Introduction to Echo360
- Getting started with Echo360 Lecture Capture
- Lecture Capture enabled spaces
- Schedule a lecture capture
- Getting started with Universal Capture (Personal)