I restricted my assignment submissions to a particular group of students. How do I view just that group's submissions?

Moodle allows you to create groups of students in a course - for example, students in a particular lab section (within a larger course). You can then create an assignment so that only students in a particular group can submit to that assignment. Please note that this is not the same as a "group assignment" where students are divided into work groups, and a single student in the group submits one assignment for all members of the group. The scenario we are describing pertains to a larger course, in which you create sub-groups within the course (for example, a separate group for each of two different sections of the same course) and modify the settings for an assignment so that only members of each sub-group can see the assignment and submit a paper to it.  Please note that there are two ways you can restrict an assignment to a group:

  1. You can use the "Common module settings" area of the course settings and change the group mode to "Separate groups" or "Visible groups."  For this method, you also need to create a "Grouping" (a collection of groups) to tell Moodle how to determine who belongs in which group.
  2. You can use the "Restrict access" section of the course settings to determine which group actually sees (or can click on) the assignment. 

The method we describe below assumes that you are using the "Common module settings" area for a single assignment, making it mandatory that students belong to a group in order to submit to the assignment.  

Here's how you view the assignments that were submitted by a particular group:

  1. Log in to Moodle at https://moodle.bucknell.edu.
  2. Click on the link for your course in the Current Course List module on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. We are assuming in this article that you have already created an assignment and restricted it to a particular group. Scroll down in your Moodle page to the topic block that contains the assignment, and click on the assignment link:

    Assignment Link

  4. By default, Moodle will display all participants in the course, rather than just the particular group to which the assignment was restricted. To view the submissions from the appropriate group, click on the group drop-down near the top-left of the page (just above "Grading summary"), and select the group by name. After a brief pause while Moodle reloads the page, click on the "View all submissions" button:

    Select Group

  5. Moodle will list only the students in the selected group, along with the files the students submitted and the date/time of each submission. You can click on the link for a file to download the actual document, or you can click on the Grade Button button to see a PDF version of the submission, along with a grading interface.


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