In the Moodle classroom you have the option to create more than one group at a time. In Moodle this action is called create groups automatically.

You can create groups based on:

  • number of people each group should have – indicating the number of people per group would automatically calculate the number of groups to create according to the number of students in the classroom
  • or based on the number of groups you want to create.

The names of these groups will have the scheme a common part of text and a letter or number that will differentiate one group from another:

  • Example 1: Practice group 1, Practice group 2, Practice group 3…
  • Example 2:Internship group A, Internship group B, Internship group C…

 

To create them,

  • Go to Participants > settings dropdown menu (located in the upper right corner) > Groups.

  • Click the Auto-create groups button.

Button to auto-create groups

  • In Naming scheme , enter the common name that all the groups will have (in the example above, Practice group); or leave Group if you want to create the groups as Group 1, Group 2 or Group A, Group B.

Group name configuration

    • Choose @ to create groups with letters. Example: Group A, Group B
    • Choose #to create groups with numbers. Example: Group 1, Group 2

 

CREATE GROUPS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF GROUPS

  • In Auto created based on choose the Number of groups option and indicate how many groups you want to create.

Setting of the number of groups

  • If you enable the Group messaging option, people in the group will be able to send messages to each other.
  • In the section Grouping you must indicate the grouping to which the groups belong.
    • If you have previously created it, select it.
    • If not, create one in the Grouping section. Select New grouping and enter a name in Grouping name.

New grouping configuration

  • Finally click the Submit button.

Submit button

CREATE GROUPS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS

  • In Auto create based on select the option Members per group and indicate how many people each group should have.

Number of groups based on the name of people per group

    • If you enable the Group messaging option, people in the group can send messages to each other.
    • In the section Grouping you must indicate the grouping to which the groups belong.
      • If you have previously created it, select it.
      • If not, create one in the Grouping section. Select New grouping  and enter a name in Grouping name.

    New grouping configuration

    • Finally click the Submit button.

    Submit button