Work in groups

You may create groups of participants within a single course in Pegaz.

This will give access to a specific activity to specified subgroups selected from among the students in the course.

Step 1. Enable group mode for the course

(This step is very highly recommended for the most efficient functioning of your groups, although it is possible to create groups in Pegaz without doing so).

To be able to divide students into groups for the course, you must first enable groups in the course settings.

To enable this option, go to the actions dropdown menu (under the gear icon) for the course, and select edit course settings. This will take you to a new page. Scroll down the list of settings to the Groups section, and click on the triangle to expand that section. In Group mode you may select one of three options: No groups, Separate groups, and Visible groups.

No groups is the default setting for all courses. Students are not divided into groups.

Separate groups allows you to divide the students into groups. Students can only see their own group, they do not have access to the activities of students within other groups.

Visible groups allows you to divide students into groups, and they may read information about activities taking place within other groups in the course.

In the Groups section you can also determine whether the division into groups will be automatically applied to the entire course, or whether you want this division only for specific activities in the course. The Force group mode setting is used for this purpose. By setting it to the No option, each of the activities will receive an additional icon in edit mode which allows you to individually determine whether this activity should function in groups.

Step 2. Determining the number and names for the groups.

(Please note that the interface may appear slightly differently depending on which version of javascript you currently have installed on your computer.  Those differences do affect the overall function of the process).

To create groups (which are empty at this stage), click on Participants in the left-hand menu. On the participants page, above the list of participants, click on the ‘gear’ icon and then select Groups from the pulldown menu.

After entering the Groups page, you can add groups. Once the groups are created, you can review who belongs to which groups, and modify or delete groups if necessary.

Step 3. Assigning students to groups

To assign students to the groups you have created, go to the screen with the list of participants (click on Participants in the left-hand menu bar). In the student list, in the Groups column, next to the student’s name, click on the ‘Pencil’ icon and select the group to which that student belongs from the drop-down list, then click the floppy disk icon to save.

Removing a student from the group

After entering the list of participants, you can remove a student from a group by clicking on the ‘pencil’ icon next to the group name, then the ‘x’ next to the group name, and then clicking on the floppy disk icon to save the change.