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.

Creating Student Group Leader Image

Canvas Guide: How do I assign a student Group Leader to a group?

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Category: Groups