Groupings are collections of groups which can be used to restrict access to specific activities, resources and topics.
Create a grouping
Before you can add Groups to a Grouping, you must first create the Groups.
- In your Moodle space, click the cog icon > More > Users > Groups.
- Click the Groupings tab.
- Click Create Grouping button on the groupings page to create a new grouping and click Save Changes.
When you create a new grouping it will be empty. After creating a grouping, you will need to manually add groups.
Create groupings using auto-create groups
If you use auto-create groups, you can assign the groups automatically to groupings that already exist, or you can create new groupings at the same time as you create the new groups.
Add groups to a grouping
- Click the "Show groups in grouping" people icon in the edit column.
- On the add/remove groups page, select the group(s) you want to add to the grouping from the "Potential members" list.
- Click the 'Add' arrow button that points towards the "Existing members" list.
- Click the "Back to groupings" button. The group(s) you added to the grouping will now be listed in the table on the groupings page.
Existing groupings can be edited and/or deleted using the appropriate icons in the edit column of the table on the groupings page. If you delete a grouping, the groups inside it will not be deleted.
Use groupings to direct tasks to groups
Select a grouping for an activity
- Click the 'Edit settings' link for the activity
- In the common module settings section, set a group mode (Separate or visible groups)
- Select the grouping from the grouping dropdown menu.
- Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the page.
NB If the group mode is set to separate groups, students will only see the activities they have been assigned to.
Restrict an activity, resource or topic to a grouping
- Open the 'Restrict access' section in the activity, resource or topic settings
- Click Add restriction > Grouping
- Choose the appropriate grouping and save changes.
For more guidance on Grouping please see:
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using activities with groups and groupings
- Activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges