The template is a page that students can copy. While it is possible for an instructor to build the template from within their own personal account, it is best if templates are created within a group. This is so that access to the template will not be dependent on the account of a particular instructor.
While the type of group is not of particular importance in the development of a template, only Course Groups provide instructors with the ability to lock student Pages after submission so that students cannot edit the Page. For this recipe, we are going to use a Standard Request Membership group. To create your group: