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How do I add a Group, or Groups to my course?

This is an overview of the improved capabilities of using Groups in your course

This is an easy way to add a group to your course

This is an easy way to add a group to your course

Go to the Control Panel, expand the User and Groups option, and click on "Groups"

Decide whether you want to create one group, or a number of groups at the same time

Decide whether you want to create one group, or a number of groups at the same time

If you elect to create one group, decide if you want to assign students to the group, or let them self-enroll

If you elect to create one group, decide if you want to assign students to the group, or let them self-enroll

Similarly when creating a number of groups, you must decide how you want to students to be assigned to the different groups

Similarly when creating a number of groups, you must decide how you want to students to be assigned to the different groups

When creating multiple groups, you can also have the Blackboard randomly assign the students to the different groups

Select how you want the students to be enrolled in your group(s), and then give the group or the set of groups, a name. Add a description if you like.

Select how you want the students to be enrolled in your group(s), and then give the group or the set of groups, a name. Add a description if you like.

Make the Group(s) available, then choose what tools you want to make available to the group(s).

Make the Group(s) available, then choose what tools you want to make available to the group(s).

If a group member saves a file to the File Exchange tool within their group area, each of the members will have access to that file. The file then can be updated by any member of the group until it is complete. A group member then can attach the file to an Assignment and submit it. The submission will be associated automatically with each member of the group.

Allow group members to customize their group space or not, as well as determine the number of groups you want. Then "Submit"

Review the existing group set information, then determine whether you want BB to apply any kind of filter to the student selection process

Review the existing group set information, then determine whether you want BB to apply any kind of filter to the student selection process

Assign students into the three groups, which you can name according to the roles they will adopt

Assign students into the three groups, which you can name according to the roles they will adopt

Even though you decided to manually enroll students, BB gives you another oportunity to let the system randomize the groups for you.

Assign students to their groups

Assign students to their groups

Click "Submit"

Click "Submit"

Your groups are now created

Your groups are now created

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