Group formation

Activities ::: mod_groupformation
Maintained by Multimedia Communication Lab KOMMultimedia Communication Lab KOM
Formation of optimized learning groups - by topic preference or best match of individuals' charatceristics and preferences; in one easy to use Moodle acticity; languages available: German, English

Group formation v1.5

Moodle 3.2, 3.3
Released: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:34 AM

Build Status


Main features

  • optimized learning group formation (for courses in school, university, MOOCs, ..)
  • easy interface and settings for teachers and students
  • support for three major scenarios (project groups, homework groups, seminar topic groups)
  • DE, EN language support
  • students are grouped by their given answers to questionnaires about personality, motivation, team orientation (and optionally: prior knowledge in certain aspects, OR preferences of topics to work on)
  • Export/Import support for teachers (anonymised CSV) or students (XML-based for future re-imports)
  • Immediate visual feedback to students about personality and motivation (comparable to group and course mean values)
  • mobile and desktop optimized responsive layout


This extension for Moodle LMS is intented to be residing in folder /mod/groupformation. We recommend using the plugin repository of which lists the latest stable releases of mod_groupformation

Guidelines / HOWTO

For more information on installation or usage refer to the wiki


Detailed progress can be followed via CHANGELOG.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
v1.3.1 (2017052600)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation