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How do I manually create groups in Moodle?

To manually create student groups in Moodle:

  1. From the Navigation sidebar, click on Participants.
  2. Then, click the settings cog (top right).
  3. In the dropdown list select Groups.
  4. Click the Create Group button.
  1. In the next window complete the Group name and optionally Group description. Click Save changes.
Screenshot of the Groups window showing Group name and Group description boxes.
  1. To add members to a group you have already created, click a group title, and then click Add/remove users.

Screenshot of the Groups window showing the names of the groups that have been created.
  1. Select the desired names from the list that appears.
  2. To select more than one name at a time hold down Ctrl on a PC (or Command on a Mac). Alternatively, use the Search box at the bottom of the Potential members column to find a specific name.

  3. Once you have selected the names you want, click Add. The names will then appear in the Group members column on the left hand side of the screen.

Screenshot of the add remove users page which shows existing group members as well as potential group members.
Updated on January 8, 2020

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