Groups and Groupings: What’s the difference?

The CLE makes it possible for you to develop online group work in your courses with Groups and Groupings features. Although they sound very similar, they have different functions. It can be a little confusing until you understand how they both work.Group icon

A Group is a collection of one or more individual users. Groups enable instructors to split the students into sub-sets to view resources or work on an activity together.

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A Grouping is a collection of groups that can be used to break up the class in to different sets of groups of students. Groupings can be applied to restrict access to an activity, resource, or topic.

 

We recently updated information and created videos about Groups and Groupings to help you understand how to use them and how to apply these features to your course.

Are you interested in developing a collaborative student assignment? Would you like to make resources in your course visible to one group and hide them from another? Take a look at the videos below to learn about using and applying Groups and Groupings to your course.

Have additional questions? Visit the Learning Tech Support Center to view detailed instructions for using both Groups and Groupings or contact a Learning Tech Specialist today!

 

 

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About Lisa Leiva

Lisa is a Learning Technologies Specialist, with over 15 years of experience working with Faculty at UCSF. She earned a B.A. in Graphic Communications and a Masters in Instructional Technologies, both from San Francisco State University. Lisa enjoys providing faculty with creative ideas on how to integrate technology into the classroom to create rich learning experiences for students. In her spare time, you may find Lisa with her family having a picnic at a neighborhood park in San Francisco. Specialties: Instructional design, presentation design and delivery, teaching with the CLE, graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate Studio, and Storyline.

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