To support easier communication and collaboration among students and instructors, every Moodle course site has an accompanying Google Group with enrollments that match those in Moodle.

How do I know the name of my course's Google Group?

  1. Visit groups.google.com.
  2. All Google Groups for courses will follow the same naming convention in Moodle (e.g., FYS 057.01-Fall 2020 Politics and Polling).
  3. Under the name of your course’s Google Group, you will see the email address for this Group. Right-click over the email address, and select the choice to copy the email address.

How can I use my course Google Group?

All members of your course’s Google Group have the same level of access, so every member of the Google Group can use it in the same way.

Emailing members of the course

  • Once you know the email address of your course’s Google, you can email it like you would any other email address.

Managing access to Google Drive resources

Using Google Groups, you can manage access to Google Drive resources like My drive folders, Shared drives, and to individual Google Docs.

When sharing a Google Drive resource, paste the email address of your course’s Google Group (or begin typing it in the window to share a Google Drive resource). Select the appropriate level of access to the Google Drive resource you want share.

Scheduling members to Google Calendar events

Who has access to use my course's Google Group?

Enrollment in your course’s Google Group is based on enrollments in Moodle. The following roles in Moodle will be added to your Google Group and every member of the Google Group has the same level of access.

  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Assistants with limited grade access
  • Assistant without grade access
  • Students
  • Auditors

When will my course's Google Group be created?

Your course’s Google Group will be created shortly after your course is created in Moodle. This is the schedule:

  • Fall and interim Google Group courses will be created in April.
  • Spring and summer Google Group courses will be created in November.

Will a Google Group be created for a merged Moodle course?

Yes, a Google Group will be created for nearly every single Moodle course, which includes Moodle merged courses.

When will my course's Google Group be deleted?

You course’s Google Group will be deleted after about a year. This is the schedule:

  • Fall and interim Google Group courses will be deleted in April.
  • Spring and summer Google Group courses will be deleted in November.