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Site Info: Manage Groups

TRACS Support highly recommends that faculty avoid linking groups to TRACS tools (Assignments, Lessons, Forums) until after add and drops are complete. When a group is linked to a TRACS tool, the group will become locked resulting in the inability to manage the group membership.

Create a standard group in your TRACS site.

Create groups in which site participants can join themselves.

Create groupsbased on a specific role or roster.


Create New Group

  1. Select Manage Groups.
  2. Select Create New Group.
  3. In the Group Title field, enter a Title for your group, e.g., Project team. Enter a Description for the group.
  4. Select the check box if you would like to allow members to see the other members of the group you are creating.
  5. From the window on the left, select a site member to add to the Group Member List. You can select multiple users by holding down the Control key on a PC or Command key on a Mac and selecting the users you wish to add. Use the arrow buttons to add to or remove from the Group Member List.
  6. Repeat until you have added all the members you would like into the group.
  7. When you are finished, select Add.

Create New Joinable Set

  1. Select Manage Groups.
  2. Select Create New Joinable Set.
  3. In the Set name field, enter a title for your group, e.g., Project team.
  4. In the Number of groups field, enter the number of joinable groups you want to create.
  5. In the Max members per group, enter the maximum number of members that can join the group. 
  6. Select Add to create the joinable group set.

Create Auto Groups

  1. Select Manage Groups.
  2. Select Auto Groups.
  3. Select a role to create a separate group for that role. If you select only one, you can create subgroups based on it.
  4.  If you selected only one role, choose to create a single group for the selected role to create one group for all participants or c
If you select split by number of groups needed:
  • Enter a title in the Group Title field.
  • Enter the number of groups you want created.
If you select split by number of users needed per group:
  • Enter a title in the Group Title field.
  • Enter the number of user per group you want automatically added.