Auto-create groups

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Auto-create groups.

In Moodle 1.9 onwards, groups can be created automatically, with members being allocated randomly or alphabetically according to their first or last name.

Auto-create groups
To auto-create groups, click the 'Auto-create groups' button on the groups page (Settings > Course administration > Users > Groups in Moodle 2.0 onwards).


Specify and Group/Member count work together.

You can specify if you would like to create

  • x number of Groups or
  • each group contain x number of students
When selecting Members per group the Prevent last small group will allocate additional members to an existing group rather then create a new group with fewer members than x.

A naming scheme can be created automatically. For example: Group @ will create group with a naming scheme Group A, Group B, Group C, etc and Group # will create group with a naming scheme Group 1, Group 2, Group 3. Class @ will create group naming scheme Class A, Class B and etc.

Create in grouping and Grouping name allows you to create a new grouping and allocate the groups to be created to it.