LEO Guides

How to enable Groups and Groupings at the unit level

You can enable Groups and Groupings at the unit level and at the activity level. Using Groups you are able to restrict access to an activity or resource based on membership of a Group, as well as by other parameters you select. If you enable Groups at the unit level, then the default setting for every activity in your unit will default to the Group mode you select.

For example, if within your unit settings you have selected 'No groups' from the dropdown menu next to Group mode, then in every activity within your LEO unit the 'Group submission settings will default to 'No'.

a screenshot of the options available in your unit's settingsscreenshot of the group submission options in an Assignment activity

Similarly, if you enable Groups in the settings of your unit, you will also be able to view users from within the Gradebook according to Group they are a member of. This is particularly useful for grading large cohorts.

The dropdown menu available in the Grader report when you have groups enabled at the unit level.

To enable 'Group mode' in your LEO unit's settings you need to:screenshot of the Administration block, with 'Edit settings' highlighted

  1. Navigate to your unit from within LEO. Note: you do not need to have editing turned on to perform this function.
  2. Navigate down to the Administration block, it is on the bottom left hand side of the page. Click on 'Edit settings'.
  3. Scroll down the page and click on the 'Groups' heading to expand it.
  4. Select the Group settings as appropriate.

    Group mode
    No groups - There are effectively no groups, everyone is part of one larger group in your unit.
    Separate groups - Each group can only see their own group, users in other groups are invisible.
    Visible groups - Each group member works within their own group, but can see the other groups and their work.

    Force group mode

    If you click the checkbox for 'Force group mode' then the group mode is automatically applied to every group in the unit, Group mode settings for each activity will be ignored if this option is enabled.

    Default grouping

    You are able to select the default grouping for your activities and resources from the options provided.

    Integrate with Tutorial Direct
    Put a checkmark in the box net to 'Integrate with Tutorial direct if you want to import

    Allow users to join more than one sign up group

    Put a checkmark in the box next to 'Allow users to join more than one sign up group' if you want to allow them to be a member of multiple sign up groups at the same time.
  5. Click 'Save and display' when you are done.