How do I organize groups into a grouping and apply it to my Activity?
You will learn how to create a Grouping, add Groups to that Grouping, and apply that Grouping to an Activity in your course.
Definition: A Grouping is a collection of Groups within a course which can be used to organize students and allow students to work together in various ways within Activities.
1.1. Enter your TITANium course.
1.2. Click on Users.
The Administration block is, by default, in the first block in the left-hand column on your course main page.
1.3. Click on Groups.
1.4. Click on the Groupings tab.
1.5. Click on Create grouping.
1.6. Give the grouping a name..
You may also type a Grouping description as well, but it is optional.
1.7. Click on Save changes.
Once you create your grouping it will show under the grouping tab.
2.1. Click the People icon to add groups to your grouping.
2.2. Select the groups you want.
Use the Ctrl (PC) or command (Mac) keys to select more than one potential member groups. Hold the Ctrl key and click on each group to add.
2.3. Click on the Add button.
2.4. Click on the Back to grouping button.
3.1. Turn editing on.
3.2. Click on Edit.
3.3. Click on Edit settings.
3.4. Expand the Common module settings section.
3.5. Select Separate groups.
Use the Group mode drop down menu to select Separate groups, which will only allow students to see members of their own group. Visible groups will allow students to see members of all of the groups, but interact only with their own group members.
3.6. Select Nominee Panel.
Use the Grouping drop down menu to select the name of your grouping, which in this example, is called Nominee Panel.
3.7. Expand the Restrict access section.
3.8. Click on Add restriction.
3.9. Click on Grouping.
3.10. Select the Grouping's name (e.g., Nominee Panel) from the drop down menu.
3.11. Click on Save and return to course.
3.12. Scroll down to your Activity on the course main page.
The name of the grouping will now display in parentheses to the right of the Activity name. Now, only students in that Grouping will be able to access that Activity.
3.13. View of the Activity by a student which does not belong to that grouping.
Students which do not belong to that Grouping will not be able to access this Activity.
To completely hide the Activity from non-members of the Grouping, follow these extra steps.
4.1. Return to the Restrict access section of the Activity.
Return to the Edit settings options of the Activity and scroll down to Restrict access.
4.2. Click on the Eye icon so that it has a slash through it.
4.3. Now the Activity will not be visible to non-members.
Viewing the course as a non-grouping member student, the Activity is now no longer visible to them.
You have now learned how to create a Grouping, add Groups to that Grouping, and apply that Grouping to an Activity in your course.