Creating Groups in Moodle

  1. Open the Moodle course and turn editing on by sliding the Edit Mode toggle to the on position. (Those using the Classic Theme in Moodle can click the Turn Editing on button.).
  2. Click the Participants tab.
Moodle 4 - Course participants tab
  1. Select Groups from the drop-down menu.
Moodle Course - Participants - Groups option
  1. Click the Create group button.
Moodle-Create Groups Button
  1. Enter a Group name.
  2. Click the Save changes button.
  3. Select the recently-created group in the Groups column and click the Add/remove users button.
Moodle-add group members window
  1. Highlight the users you want in the Potential members column and click the Add button.
Moodle add students to group window
  1. Click the Back to groups button.
Moodle-Back to groups button

Adding Groups When Using Moodle’s Classic Theme

The default theme for Moodle as of the Fall 2023 is Boost. Courses made prior to this time used the Classic theme.

This video covers how and why to make groups of students in Moodle 3 using the Classic theme.

Updated on August 8, 2023

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