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.

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:

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to group-related resources are provided below. 

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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:

    • 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.

  • Create an empty group
    Best when creating a group for later, or if you only want to create one group. It's the easiest to set up, but you'll need to manually add in users to the groups.

Once you have set up your groups you can do the following:




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