You now can create groups from the Course Home page. We are still working on making these groups work with assignments and exams.
Enhancement Request #1615
Group AssignmentDavid Kryscynski commented
Groups functionality has been on the schedule since the inception of learning suite four years ago, and improvements are slow at best. To be frank, the lack of progress is getting in the way and creates a barrier to my teaching effectiveness. I will likely switch to a different LMS this year where I can be confident that professional developers will be constantly improving the functionality of the LMS. I want to take advantage of innovative ideas, not wait many years for our internal system to catch up.
Enhancement Request #4967
Enhancement Request #2527