Managing roles and users


  • Main user roles and permissions
  • Key contacts & participants list
  • Students on module and course pages
  • Groups and groupings


Groups are a function in SOL that can organise your students across a unit/site into discreet groups. Once completed, you can choose to apply these group associations to many items in SOL (such as forums, wikis or assignments, etc.) to enhance the student experience or to aid administration of large cohorts with multiple tutors on a unit.

You are able to:

  • create groups
  • add students to groups 
  • apply these groups to items
These actions will not affect any parts of your SOL site or your students' experience unless you ask it to.

You can create as many groups as you like in a given SOL site. Students can be put in more than one group. You also have extra control of how you use these extra groups with the Grouping function (see Grouping chapter).

Setting up Groups is an advanced action so speak to the Learning Technologies advisors ( for further help. To read more about groups see Moodle groups and more about groupings see Moodle groupings.