If you want users to see all users and content for a unit but be a part of a group for a specific project or activity, use the Groups tool.
To organise users' work on projects and assignments or to create special work areas for users with different learning needs, use the Groups tool.
Users can belong to multiple groups within the same unit.
For each group, create separate discussion forums, Assignment submission folders, and Locker areas to work in.
Grade members of groups individually or as a team.
Before setting up groups, know how you want to organise them. The following factors can affect how users enroll in groups:
Setting groups up before or after you've enrolled users.
Enabling auto-enrolment in groups.
Enabling randomization of users in groups.
Enabling self-enrolment in groups.
The Enrolment Type you choose.
Set up groups after the majority of users enroll in your unit. This gives you a better idea of how many users you are organizing and how many groups you need. Setting up groups after enrolment can also ensure better distribution of users between groups.
For users to enroll in groups automatically, the Can be auto enrolled into groups permission must be enabled. Contact your site administrator if you experience difficulties.