Learning Catalytics groups

Learning Catalytics groups for peer discussion can be formed in several ways, and can be used in different kinds of module delivery.

Note: None of the groups used in Learning Catalytics are derived from or connected to groups you may have created in Mastering. Mastering groups are used only for filtering the Mastering Gradebook. You can, of course, create Mastering groups to align with permanent groups in Learning Catalytics, but the processes are independent.

Automatic groups for Synchronous sessions

In sessions where students respond to the same question at the same time, Learning Catalytics provides the opportunity for immediate Peer Instruction based on responses to each question. Automatic grouping identifies students based on settings you define and sets the stage for them to discuss their answers in a group.

For example, you might want to have students placed into groups of three, with at least one correct answer in each group. (And, of course, you don't want to tell students before discussion what the right answer is!)

Permanent or temporary groups for Team-Based sessions

In your settings for a Team-Based module you select whether to use permanent or temporary groups.

See also Learning Catalytics in class (Team-Based).

See also:

Overview: Learning Catalytics

Student Help for Learning Catalytics (Click Back to return to Instructor Help.)