Loyola Support Documentation

How do I use groups?

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Groups are subsets of participants for a given site. Groups can be created on an ad-hoc basis by instructors in course sites or by owners or administrators in project sites. Groups are useful to organize study groups, project teams, and other non-official subsets of site participants. In course sites, each course roster section behaves like a group (i.e., group-aware tools recognize the section as a group).

Groups can be used to make site content available to specific site participants. For example, a private announcement can be made available to a group and an email notification can be sent to members of that group. Groups can also be used to create group assignments, or limit access to a test or quiz with settings for specific groups.

For information on creating and editing groups, see How do I create groups?

Note: If an assignment or assessment has been released to specific groups, changing which groups have access to the assignment or modifying/deleting a group after students have begun work is not allowed.

Which tools use groups?

The tools listed below are group-aware. The descriptions of how groups can be used are linked to Help articles that show how to enable group access.


Create a group assignment.

Note: If an assignment has been created as a group assignment or released to groups, changing the groups who can submit it, or modifying or deleting a group after students have begun work on the assignment is not allowed.

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