A Grouping is a composition of different groups within a course room. You can use groupings to assign work orders to one or more groups in a course room so that these groups can work together on these orders.
Examples of groupings:
- Grouping A consists of Group A, Group B, and Group C
- Grouping B consists of group A, group D, and group E
With groupings, you can create different group compositions that are needed for different purposes. In one context, the groups from grouping A work together, in the other context those from grouping B.
1. Example for the use of Groupings
You are a lecturer in the lecture "Art of Language".
- You divide your students into four groups - "Listening", "Reading", "Speaking" and "Writing" - and the students work most of the time in these groups.
- In a project, the students should experience a language passively and actively. They, therefore, create a grouping called "Passive Language" and assign the groups "Listening" and "Reading" to it. You create another grouping "Active Language" and assign the groups "Speaking" and "Writing" to it.
- Using the Restrict Access functionality, you grant access to certain activities only for the "Passive Language" grouping and access to other activities only for the "Active Language" grouping.
- Now the groups can work together within their grouping, with the focus on the activities assigned to them.
- At the end of the project, you can bring all groups together in an activity where they share their learning experiences.
2. Create Groupings
To create groupings, proceed as follows:
- As a manager, open the course room in which you want to create groups.
- Click on the "Participants" section in the navigation bar on the left to open the participant list.
- Click on the "Groups" button to go to the group's area.
- Now click on the "Groupings" tab.
- Now click on "Create Grouping".
- Give the group a "Name" and optionally write a "Description". A "Grouping ID" is not used in RWTHmoodle. The field can therefore remain empty.
- Click on "Save changes" to create the grouping.
In the next step, allocate the groups to your new grouping.
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