The Grouping Tool is a different to other activities in that its role is to modify the behaviour of other tools rather than conduct a learner activity in its own right.
The addition of a Grouping Tool to a sequence allows other activities to run in small group mode, rather than as a whole class activity.
The Grouping Tool has no properties page of it's own, and is configured by using the Properties Inspector.
There are four types of groups:
- Number of groups; learners are distributed into a specific number of groups.
- Number of learners; groups are created to facilitate a particular number of learners in each group.
- Chosen groups; groups are defined in Monitoring view once the sequence has started.
- Student selected grouping; students can select from a list of groups created by the author.