Groups and groupings - main entry

Groups and groupings are used to separate students and staff into different cohorts, making it easier to manage a topic.
See also the Good practice guide  - Groupwork

Groups and groupings are used to make it easier for staff to manage their topics, and to restrict parts of a topic to specific groups of students. For example:


When using FLO, you will be working with users, groups and groupings.

  • Users are individual people in the topic. Both students and staff are users in a topic.

  • A group is a collection of users. For example, a group named 'Tutorial 01' will include all of the students who registered for Tutorial 01. It is used when you are working with some, but not all of the users in a topic.

  • A grouping is a collection of groups. For example, a grouping named 'Tutorial Groups' may include the groups Tutorial 01, Tutorial 02 and Tutorial 03. It is used when you are working with some, but not all of the groups in a topic.

Types of groups and groupings

There are 2 categories of groups in FLO:

  • Groups that you create in FLO – these are listed in the FLO group manager as User created groups​.

  • Groups that are based on student registration into timetabled teaching sessions (lectures, tutorials, workshops) during enrolment – these are listed in FLO group manager as Student two groups. (Note: membership of these groups cannot be changed in FLO).
    Common Student Two groups are

    • Lecture
    • Tutorial
    • Seminar/Workshop/Lab
    • Topic groups (when using a shared FLO site there will be a group for each topic shared into the site).


There are a different ways to create a group, depending on what your needs are.
Once you have set up your groups you can do the following:


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