Create Self-Enrollment Groups in ELMS-Canvas for Instructors


You can create groups to help organize students for collaborative activities. Students can select their group preference if you create the group set to allow for self sign up.

  1. Navigate to your course space, and then click on People in the left-hand navigation menu. Click the gear button at the top right of the page.

    People then gear

  2. Click the + Group Set button at the top right.
    Group Set
  3. You will see the Create Group Set box open. Name the group set, click the Allow self sign-up box, and then click Save.

    Allow self sign-up

NOTE: Students can sign up for their own groups by following steps 1 and 2. They can also continuously move from group to group. Self sign-up can be disabled after all students are placed in groups by clicking the pencil icon at the top of the page next to the group set name, and unchecking the "Allow self sign-up" box.