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Teaching with Technology Collaboratory

Creating Student Groups

Why?

Groups in myWPI allow student project groups in a course to have their own private group area to share files and discuss their project online. Groups may have their own Discussion Board, File Exchange, Collaboration area and e-mail list, depending on which features the site maintainer enables.

Accessing Manage Groups

  1. Go to Control Panel > User Management > Manage Groups.

Creating New Groups

  1. Click Add Group on the Manage Groups page. The Add Group page appears with three sections.

Section 1: Group Information

  1. Enter a name for the group in the Name field.
  2. Enter a description for the group in the Description field.

Tip

You may want to type student names into the Description field so it is easy to see who is in each group.

Section 2: Group Options

  1. Select the check boxes for the tools you want to make available to the groups and indicate whether or not the group should be available to students.

Section 3: Submit

  1. Click Submit to add the group.

Note

In previous versions of myWPI, you had to add a discussion forum for the group members if you checked off Group Discussion Board Available. In the current version, this is no longer necessary because a default forum is automatically created for the group.


Adding Students to a Group

  1. Go to Control Panel > User Management > Manage Groups.
  2. Click Modify for the group you want to add students to.
  3. On the Search tab, leave the search box empty and click the Search button. A list of all students who are not already in the group is displayed.
  1. Select the check box for each student that you want to add to the group.
  2. Click Submit to finish adding users. If you have more than 25 students in your course, 25 names will be listed on each page. You will need to hit the Submit button at the bottom of each page and then list the students again for the next page.

Listing Students in a Group

  1. From the Manage Groups page, click Modify for the group you want to view.
  2. On the next page, select List Users in Group.
  3. On the Search tab, leave the search box empty and click the Search button.

Removing Students from a Group

  1. From the Manage Groups page, click Modify for the group you want to remove students from.
  2. On the next page, select Remove Users in Group.
  3. On the Search tab, leave the search box empty and click the Search button.
  4. Select the check box for each student that you want to remove from the group.
  5. Type Yes in the text box to confirm the removal.
  1. Click Submit to remove students from the group.
  2. Click Ok to confirm that the remove cannot be undone.

Modifying a Group

You can change description and the tools available to the group by modifying the group properties.

  1. From the Manage Groups page, click Modify for the group you want to modify.
  2. Click on Group Properties.
  3. Make any changes and click Submit.

Removing a Group

  1. From the Manage Groups page, click Remove next to the group you want to remove.
  1. Click OK to confirm that the action cannot be undone.
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