Which system am I using?
You may be using the Old LoudCloud if you see a purple/blue menu bar or if your url starts with lc-trad1.gcu.edu, lc-ugrad3.gcu.edu, or lc-grad3.gcu.edu.
You may be using the New LoudCloud (also referred to as the LMS) if your menu dropdown is on the left side or if your url starts with lms-trad.gcu.edu, lms-ugrad.gcu.edu, or lms-grad.gcu.edu.
LoudCloud courses will occasionally contain Collaborative Learning Communities, also known as CLCs. These assignments require students to complete projects as a group. Depending on the platform the class is housed in, either the instructor or the students will be in charge of creating these groups.
Online and Cohort Courses
Faculty teaching LoudCloud 2x courses will need to create the CLC groups for their class.
The first step in setting up groups in LoudCloud 2x is going to the Roster under the Connect Tab.
On the Roster page, select Manage Groups. Classes in LoudCloud 2x will have pre-named groups already created
All students who have not been assigned to a group will appear on the left side of the screen under Students Not Assigned.
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 team to which you want to assign them. The group name can be edited by clicking Edit Title next to the current name. You can also disable a group by selecting the Disable button to the right of the team name. If you need 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 is recommended that no further changes are made to the CLC group to avoid gradebook complications.
The CLC group forum in LoudCLoud 2x can be located the same as any other forum. First, select Tasks, then Forum.
Click the title of the specific group forum you would like to view.
Traditional Ground CoursesBoth students and faculty have the ability to create CLC groups in LoudCloud 3x. It is up to the discretion of the instructor whether or not students will create their own groups. For instructions on how students can create their own CLC groups, review CLC Groups in LoudCloud.
If you prefer to make the group yourself, the first step is to navigate to the CLC assignment dropbox. To do this, hover over the Course tab and click Course Material.
You can then locate and click on the title of the group assignment
Once on the Assignment Details page, click the Manage Groups button in the upper right corner.
You should then see a list of students who are not currently assigned to groups. Select the Add Group icon in the right corner.
Enter a group name.
You can add members by selecting students from the roster and clicking the arrow to move them to the selected group.
The group forum in traditional courses is accessed differently from how it is accessed in online courses.
To locate the forum, hover over the Course tab and click Course Material.
Then locate and click on the title of the group assignment
Once on the Assignment Details page, click the green cog wheel next to each group, and select View Group Forum.
New LoudCloud (LMS)
In the new LoudCloud system, the steps for setting up groups and viewing CLC forums are the same, regardless of the type of class it is.
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.
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.