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Many instructors see instructional value in creating groups or teams within their courses. Just like in a physical classroom, online groups can be useful for holding private team discussions, having specialized readings, assignments, and group emails, and using other tools to complete final team projects or papers.

The Groups feature in LearningStudio allows the professor to restrict or specialize content and activities to specific subsets of students. Groups can have access to their own content items, threaded discussions, dropbox baskets, doc sharing categories, and there is group-specific gradebook options as well.

When an API is user-specific (such as item hierarchy or gradable items), those APIs take into account a user's group membership. For example, if a user is in Group A and a content item is restricted to Group A, the content item will appear in that user's /users/{userId}/items results, but will not appear for a student in Group B.

Note that groups are not used in all or most courses and institutions.

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