Canvas FAQs for Staff
When creating groups for student activities, can you identify a student group lead and sort groups by a number of criteria?
Yes. Once you have created a ‘group set’ in Canvas, you have 3 different options for grouping students:
a) manually arranging students into groups
b) automatically assigning students into groups
c) allowing students to self sign-up into groups
You can easily move students from one group to another (via drag and drop) and set a ‘group leader’ if required.
• If you choose to allow students to self-sign up, it is a good idea to set a limit to the number of students in each group.
• You can visit the Group Home Page and see student interaction and participation in group activities.
• If you assign a Group Leader to a group, they have the ability to remove, add students to the group and edit the group name.
Canvas Guide: How do I assign a student Group Leader to a group?
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