# Managing roles and users

## Groupings

### Groupings example

Below is a cohort of 20 students split up into two groups of ten, based on their seminar sessions. The same cohort is then split up into five groups of four to work in groups. If you want to target your seminar groups with information via a forum you will need separate groups set up for group work in an assignment.

This is achieved by creating two 'Groupings', one containing the Tuesday and Thursday Groups, and the other containing Groups One to Five, as shown below:

Students | Grouping 1: Session Groups | Grouping 2: Work Groups |
---|---|---|

1 | Tuesday Group | Group One |

2 | ||

3 | ||

4 | ||

5 | Group Two | |

6 | ||

7 | ||

8 | ||

9 | Group Three | |

10 | ||

11 | Thursday Group | |

12 | ||

13 | Group Four | |

14 | ||

15 | ||

16 | ||

17 | Group Five | |

18 | ||

19 | ||

20 |

When applying the 'Groups' setting to an activity, such as a Forum or Assignment, you are given the option to choose which 'Grouping' you wish to be observed for that activity. This tells SOL which criteria you want your cohort to be divided up for this item.

See the next sub-chapters on how to achieve this.