How to create groups

Moodle allows you to divide your students into groups.  You can then use the groups to divide activities. For example, if you use groups with a forum each group would get a different copy of the same forum. You can set the forum to prevent or allow students in one group to see postings done by members of another group.

See the group documentation at Moodle.org for a discussion of the types of groups. You must adjust the course settings to all for groups before you can create any.

Create an email auto-reply or out-of-office message

How to create an email auto-reply message. Students can use auto-reply if you will be away from Amherst for a time or graduating seniors can use auto-reply to notify people about their new email addresses. Faculty and staff can use email auto-reply for when you are away, on vacation, out of the office, or otherwise unavailable by email. Anyone leaving Amherst can use auto-reply to notify people of your new or preferred email address.

Add a recording assignment

How to add a recording assignment to moodle class page and specify different fields like earliest and latest date when submissions will be accepted, whether to accept submissions after the close date etc.