FAQ and Other Tips and Tricks

This page is home to our Frequently Asked Questions, where you can find information on all sorts of things, from useful info about using Moodle and Google Docs to how to give someone access to course materials.  If you have any questions you would like to see us add answers to, please email us.

Since we have many questions answered here, we recommend that you either search by entering a keyword or by choosing a category. You may choose to add a focus (second category) to narrow your search.

For more in-depth Moodle FAQs, check out the wiki.

How do I assign specific assignments to specific groups?

 1. After groups have been created in your course, click Turn editing on at the top right of your course page

Turn Editing on 

2. Click Add an activity or Resource 

adding activity or resource 

3. On the "Edit Settings" page, scroll down to click on Common Module Settings

4. In the Group mode-drop-down menu, select separate groups (allows on group members to see work within the groups) or visible groups (allows non-group members to see the work of the other groups)

5.Next, in the Grouping drop-down many, select the name of the group you want to assign the activity to

6. To prevent students that are not a part of the group you assigned the activity to view the activity, check the box next to Available for group members only

Group Assignments 

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