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Canvas - What are Groups for students?

Groups are like a smaller version of your course and are used as a collaborative tool when you can work with your classmates on group projects and assignments. You can create your own groups, and your instructor may create and add you to course groups.

When Should I Use Groups?

As a student, create groups to:


  • Create study groups
  • Collaborate on projects and assignments

What Can I Do with Groups?

Within groups, students can:


  • View the group list
  • View the groups they are enrolled in
  • Join a student group
  • Create a student group
  • Store and share File
  • Start a Discussion
  • Send a message
  • Create group collaborations 

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Canvas Student Guide

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:canvas student groups   Doc ID:71300
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-03 09:28 MSTUpdated:2017-03-03 09:29 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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