Canvas Canvas Group Sets and Course GroupsHow Do I create Group Sets / Course Groups?

How Do I create Group Sets / Course Groups?

Canvas Instructor Training video on how to create Group Sets and Course Groups

A Group Set is a general name or container that holds a number of Groups. For instance, an instructor might create a Group Set named “Recitations”, which might hold a number of Groups (Recitation 1, Recitation 2, Recitation 3…)

Instructors can create as many Group Sets as they want and each Group Set can contain any number of Groups. Students can be part of multiple Group Sets but can belong to only one Group within a Group Set.

Each Group, within a Group Set can:

-Share files (Group has its own Files tool)
-Send and post Announcements (Group has its own Announcements tool)
-Create Canvas Pages (Group has its own Pages tool)
-Conduct Group Discussions (Group has its own Discussions tool)
-Create collaborative Google Documents (Group has its own Collaborations tool)

Groups can have their own graded Canvas Assignments.
Groups can have their own graded Canvas Discussions.
Groups cannot have their own Canvas Quiz

Go to People

Click Add (+) Group Set

This displays the Group Set creation panel

1 - Name the new group by typing it in the Group Set Name field.

2 - You can allow self signups by selecting the Allow self sign-upcheckbox.

3 - You can automatically split the groups in a number of equal groups by clicking the Split students into [number] groups radio button and then typing the number of groups in the dialog box.

4- You can manually create the groups by clicking on the I'll create groups manually radio button.

5 - Except when creating groups manually, you can automatically set student group leaders.

6 - Click the Save button.

Notes: The Require group members to be in the same section option is available in self sign-up and automatically created groups.

Example of two groups in a Group set

To View the Group sites click the group's Gear icon and select Vist Group Home Page

Directions for Instructors to assign an Assignment to a Group can be found here:
How do I assign a graded Assignment to a Group?

Directions for Instructors to assign a Discussion to a Group can be found here:
How do I assign a graded Discussion to a Group?