Create Groups in KATIE

Things to consider before you start...

  • Will you be changing up your groups at any point during the course of the class?
  • Do you want to assign members to groups? Or would you like KATIE to randomly assign people to the groups?
  • What size do you want your groups to be? Or do you instead want to define a certain number of groups?

Create Random Groups in KATIE

  1. On your main course page, go to the Gear icon and choose More...
  2. Go to the Users tab and choose Groups.
  3. Click the Auto-create groups button.
  4. Create a naming scheme for your groups
    • If this is for a specific assignment, pick a naming scheme like "Discussion Forum @" or "Group Presentation #"
    • Use @ if you want your groups to be A, B, C... and # if you want them to be 1, 2, 3...
  5. Set Auto create groups based on to Number of groups if you know how many groups you want. If you know how many students you want per group, set it to Members per group.
  6. Group/member count: enter the number of groups or members you want, based on your selection in Step 5.
  7. If you can, check the box to "Prevent last small group." Leave all other settings as-is.
  8. Expand the Groupings section. Enter a Grouping name, like Discussion Groups or Final Project Groups.
  9. Click Preview to review the allocation of students.
  10. Click Submit to create the Group and Grouping.

Create Groups and Assign Students Yourself

  1. On your main course page, go to the Gear icon and choose More...
  2. Go to the Users tab and choose Groups.
  3. Click the Auto-create groups button.
  4. Create a naming scheme for your groups
    • If this is for a specific assignment, pick a naming scheme like "Discussion Forum @" or "Group Presentation #"
    • Use @ if you want your groups to be A, B, C... and # if you want them to be 1, 2, 3...
  5. Group/member count: enter the number of groups you want to create.
  6. Expand the Groupings section. Enter a Grouping name, like Discussion Groups or Final Project Groups.
  7. Click Submit to create the Groups and Grouping.
  8. You will return to the Groups tab. On this tab, select the first group that you just created.
  9. Click Add/remove users.
  10. Select the students you would like to enroll in this group. To select multiple people, hold down the Ctrl or Apple key as you click multiple people. Click the Add button to add them to the group.
  11. Click Back to groups and continue until you have added all of your students to their groups.

Set Activities (Forums, Assignments, etc.) for Groups

For an Activity You Have Already Created:

  1. Click the Edit button and choose Edit settings.
  2. Expand the Common Module Settings section.
  3. Set Group mode to Separate Groups
  4. For Grouping, choose the Grouping that applies to this activity.
  5. Click Save and return to course.

For a New Activity

  1. Expand the Common Module Settings section.
  2. Set Group mode to Separate Groups
  3. For Grouping, choose the Grouping that applies to this activity.
  4. Continue setting up your activity and click Save and return to course or Save and display.