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Activities: Group self-selection

Maintained by Picture of Pirkka Pyykkönen Pirkka Pyykkönen
Lets students create and select groups.
Lets students create and select groups. Features:
  • Students can create groups, give them a description and set them password protected, if wanted
  • Students can select and join groups
  • Non-editing teachers may be assigned to groups
  • Teacher can export course group list as a csv-file
  • Full compatibility with basic Moodle groups: groups may be created by other means if needed, supports group assignment submissions etc.

(for <=2.1 versions)
The Group selection module allows students to select the group they want to be members of. The first versions of such functionality appeared already for Moodle 1.4. The most recent version has been written by Petr Škoda and Helen Foster with the help of other developers.




Picture of Pirkka Pyykkönen
Pirkka Pyykkönen (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Petr Skoda
Petr Skoda: Original author
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  • Just wondering . . .
    Sat, Feb 25, 2012, 2:29 PM
    Just curious.
    Has anyone tried to get this into the core for Moodle 2?
    See the review here:

  • Picture of Klaus Steitz
    Thu, Oct 11, 2012, 3:47 PM
    There is no Download for Moodle 2.2 or 2.3. Are there some problems with these new versions?
    What is the difference to "Group Choice" ( Wouldn´t it be good to combine these to plugins?
    Thanks for your answers!
  • Picture of German Valero
    Sun, Oct 21, 2012, 11:31 PM
    Great plugin. Mexican spanish translation in AMOS.
    Will it be available soon for 2.3 and 2.4 Moodle branches ?
  • alvareza
    Wed, Oct 31, 2012, 1:58 AM
    When wil be available for 2.3? Is a good plugin!!!
  • Picture of Ryan Kuhne
    Fri, Jun 14, 2013, 11:12 PM
    Is this plugin still being maintained? There have been no updates since Oct. 2011. We currently use this plugin in our 2.1.4 system, but are upgrading to 2.4.4 before the end of the summer and wondering if there are plans to update the plugin for use with 2.4.
    Thank you! Ryan
  • Picture of Petr Skoda
    Mon, Jul 22, 2013, 6:54 PM
    Hello, this plugin is not maintained due to lack of funding, sorry.
  • Picture of Iván Sibillà
    Mon, Sep 9, 2013, 5:21 PM

    in the old version (1.9), students could take down the group without problems. But in version 2.0 ( can not find the way for a student to take down the group.

    Could you help me with this problem?

    Thanks for everything.


    PD: moodle 2.5
  • Picture of Iván Sibillà
    Mon, Sep 9, 2013, 6:26 PM
    Sorry for the question ... but I've seen that can be defined in the role.

    Allow leaving of group
  • Picture of Barbara Taylor
    Sun, Nov 24, 2013, 2:10 PM
    Where is the setting to set the default "allow leaving of group"?
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Sat, Dec 7, 2013, 4:50 AM
    I just installed this plugin in Moodle 2.6. When I turn editing on while viewing a course, I get the following message:

    The module groupselect does not define the standard capability mod/groupselect:addinstance
    •line 2229 of /course/lib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 1275 of /course/lib.php: call to course_allowed_module()
    •line 439 of /course/renderer.php: call to get_module_metadata()
    •line 729 of /course/format/renderer.php: call to core_course_renderer->course_section_add_cm_control()
    •line 56 of /course/format/topics/format.php: call to format_section_renderer_base->print_multiple_section_page()
    •line 280 of /course/view.php: call to require()

    Any idea how I might fix this?
  • Picture of Michele Turre
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014, 1:13 AM
    Our faculty really like this plugin. We are running it without problems on 2.4 and are hoping it will still work on 2.5.

    This is a very useful plugin and we hope it won't be abandoned -- no updates since 2.1! (2011)
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 10:05 PM

    this is a nice plugin. I updated the code to work on 2.7 (should work on 2.6 too!).
    It is available at github:

    Hope you like!
  • Picture of Natalie Denmeade
    Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 9:55 PM
    Thank you Daniel for updating and Petr for developing. I use this plugin as a gamification tool to allow people to 'level up'. It would be great to see it merged with core.
  • Picture of Pirkka Pyykkönen
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014, 9:51 PM
    Hi all,

    There is a new version of this plugin currently under development. It offers many new features, such as the possibility for the students themselves to create new groups, password protected groups, non-editing teacher assignment etc.

    The repository of the project is

    Feel free to test it and I would be most thankful for any feedback that you may have.

  • Picture of Pirkka Pyykkönen
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014, 10:51 PM

    I've been named as the lead maintainer of this plugin and a new version has officially been released now. If there are any questions or feedback regarding to the new version, please let me know.

    Season's Greetings,
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