How do I use groups?
Groups are subsets of participants for a given worksite in UVACollab. Groups can be created on an ad hoc basis by instructors in course sites or by owners or administrators in collaboration sites. Groups are useful to organize study groups, project teams, and other non-official subsets of worksite participants. In course sites, each course roster section behaves like a group. i.e., group-aware tools recognize the section as a group.
You can use groups to make site content available to specific site participants. For example, a private announcement can be made available to a group and email notification can be sent to members of that group. You can also use groups to create group assignments, or limit access to a test or quiz with settings for specific groups.
For information on creating and editing groups, see How do I create groups?
You can use groups with the tools listed below. The descriptions of how groups can be used are linked to Help articles that show how to enable group access.
Note: If an assignment has been created as a group assignment or released to groups, adding a student to a group or removing them from a group will change their access to the assignment and any released grades and feedback. See How does a group assignment work? for details.
- Specify group access or other permissions for a forum or topic. For example, you can create a topic where specific groups can read posts but not post new messages.
- Automatically create multiple topics for groups, where each group can access and post in their own discussion topic, but not those of other groups (pictured above).
Warning: If an assessment has been released to groups, removing a student from their group after they have begun work on the assessment can result in the loss of their submission and grade. They will need to be added back into the group to restore access.