Project update: Self-Enrol Groups functionality now available

We’re excited to announce that the People page has been activated for students. This enables full functionality of Canvas’s Groups tool, including the ability for students to self-enrol into groups. The People page displays the names of students enrolled in a Canvas course, allowing them to create their own online study groups and to self-enrol in groups that instructors create in Canvas. Learn more about using the People tab as an instructor at the Canvas Guides.

Instructors will need to enable the People page in their courses in order for students to be able to create their own Canvas study groups or to self-enrol in groups. Since these are new functions in Canvas, you may want to direct your students to UBC’s Canvas student blog post on navigating groups in Canvas or to the Canvas Guides on using the People and Groups tools as a student.