Groups and Group Sets help instructors organize students into teams. At least one Group Set must exist before Groups can be created. Other options include automatically creating Group Sets and Groups, as well as allowing students to select a group.
Creating Groups and Assigning Students Automatically
Enabling Self-Sign Up Groups
You can create a group assignment by using the Group Assignment checkbox. Canvas uses group sets to assign group assignments, and each group within the group set that is assigned to the assignment is required to complete the assignment. When creating or editing a group assignment, you can assign an assignment to specific groups. You can also set different due dates and availability dates for a group within an assignment that is assigned to the rest of the class.
As an instructor, you can view what is happening in groups by viewing each user group. You can view student activity within the group and view group-created content. You can also access student groups to create group collaborations and add other group-specific content if necessary.