This article includes instructions specifically for the new LMS. If you are not currently testing the new LMS pilot, please see our section on LoudCloud.
Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs) are used for a wide range of group projects to facilitate collaboration and communication. Faculty are responsible for creating the CLC groups within the classroom.
Setting up CLC Groups
The first step in setting up groups is navigating to a CLC Assignment dropbox in your classroom. This can be achieved by clicking on the Path tab in the Navigation Menu.
Once on the Path page, select the Topic in which the CLC Assignment is due and then click on Tasks to expand the menu. Click on the CLC Assignment to go to the CLC Assignment page.
On the CLC Assignment page, click Manage Groups.
All students who have not been assigned to a group will show on the left side of the screen under Students Not Assigned. To create a new group, click Add Groups.
In the Add Group window, enter a Group Name and click Add. You cannot have two groups with the same name.
To assign students to a group, check the box next to their name(s) and click the blue double arrow button next to the corresponding group to which you wish to assign them. The group name can be edited by clicking Edit Title next to the current name.
You may also disable a group by selecting the Deactivate button to the right of the group name. Essentially, disabling a group removes access to the CLC group forum. To remove a student from a group, check the box next to their name and click Remove to place them back into the column on the left.
Once a CLC assignment has been submitted by a group, it can still be reassigned. For more information, please see Reassigning Assignments and Quizzes.
Viewing the Group Forum
To view CLC group forums, navigate to the assignment details page. Click the grade point box next to the student whose group you would like to view.
In the grading box that appears, click the icon in the upper left corner next to Group Forum.
Any posts that have been made in the group forum will appear below.