Create a Group in ELMS-Canvas for Students

Groups are useful resources that support student collaboration and information sharing in an ELMS-Canvas course space. There are two kinds of groups in ELMS-Canvas: student-created and instructor-generated.

Create Your Own Group

Instructors can enable students to create their own groups. In such cases, all group resources—file storage, discussion forums, wiki pages—are available to members; however group activities are not tied to the gradebook.

  1. Click on the People link in the left Navigation menu.
    NOTE: If your instructor has disabled the link, you will not be able to access groups.

  2. Click on the View User Groups button on the right hand side of the page.
    View User Groups
  3. Click the + Group button on the right hand side of the page.
  4. Enter a group name, and click the box next to the names of students you would like to invite. Click the "Joining" drop-down menu to choose membership options (invite-only or open to all). Click the "Create Group" button after you are finished.
    Make a new group

Join a Self-Enrollment Group

Follow steps 1-3 from above. If your instructor has created self-sign up groups, you will see a list of Available Groups. Click the join this group link to join.

Available Groups