Group Activities

Your instructor may add you to a group or ask you to join one in Quercus so that you can collaborate with your classmates.

Your instructor may also ask you to complete a group assignment or engage in a group discussion in Quercus.

If you have been added to a group by your instructor than you can skip ahead to "How to access your Group Homepage".

How to Join a Self Sign-up Group:

Below are instructions for joining a group if your instructor has enabled the self sign-up option.

1. Click on People in your course menu.


2. Next, click on the Groups tab.

Groups tab

3. Find the group that you would like to join and click on the "JOIN" button.


You can also "LEAVE" the group or "SWITCH TO" another group if the group if it is not locked.


Leave group

Switch group


How to Access your Group Homepage:

1. Click on Groups in the far left Global Menu.
Note: The "Groups" menu item will only appear if you have been added to a group.

2. Here you will see any groups that you are enrolled in. Click on the link for your Group Home page that you want to navigate to.
Note: There will be more than one Group Homepage link if you are enrolled in other groups.

Student Groups

3. On the Group Homepage there is a menu containing links to a Home page, Announcements, Pages, People, Discussions, Files, and Collaborations.

Group Homepage


Note: For self-sign up groups, you can return to the Groups tab and click on the "Visit" link to access the Group Homepage, as shown in the image below.

Visit group


Note: You can also find links to your Group Homepages on the right-hand side your course home page under "Course Groups", as shown in the image below.

Course Groups

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