The Groups feature inside of Canvas allows you to divide your students into different groups. Potential reasons for doing this include;groups for projects, random group discussions, clubs and more. Canvas allows you to set up groups so that students can sign up for them, and will also create random groups based on the information that you enter, including number of groups and number of students per group.
- [Voiceover] Student groups are a powerful way to improve…communication and collaboration within your course.…In order to set up a group, we must first navigate…to the course home page for the course…that we wanna add the group to.…In this case, I could click here on the dashboard…on biology 101, or I could navigate to courses,…and click on biology 101 from there.…This brings me to the course page,…now in the course navigation bar,…I'm going to click on people.…This will probably look familiar as this is the page…that we just added all of our students on.…And as you can see, it says 27 invitations…haven't yet been accepted.…
But we have added 27 students to the course.…Now, in order to access groups, I'll go to the top,…and click on the groups tab.…When I do so, you'll notice we don't…have any groups in here.…So we need to create our first group.…I'm going to do that by going to the right…and clicking on plus group set.…And this is a really intuitive feature…inside Canvas that I like a lot.…Now, in setting up groups we can first give the group name.…
- Setting up a teacher account and profile
- Creating the course and syllabus
- Adding a grading scheme
- Creating student groups
- Using group discussions
- Creating assignments and quizzes
- Building test question banks
- Exploring the grading tools (including SpeedGrader)
- Working with modules
- Publishing a course
Skill Level Beginner
1. Get Started with Canvas 2016
Create a teacher account1m 2s
2. Create a Course
3. Create Student Groups
4. Add Assignments and Quizzes
5. Explore the Grading Tools
6. Course Management Tools
Next steps1m 12s
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