Groups in Blackboard

Students can be placed into groups within your Blackboard course. Groups can be given access to a number of tools such as their own discussion board which only they and the course instructor can view. Groups can also be used as part of the rules for Adaptive Release.

Make it easy for students to find the Group area

small icon iconHow To Add a Groups link to your Blackboard Course Menu

You may wish to add a Groups link to your Blackboard course menu so that students can easily find this area.

Creating Groups One by One

small icon iconHow to Set Up a “Manual Enrol” Group

Use this guide to find out how to create a Blackboard group into which you manually assign student members.

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How to Set Up “Self Enrol” Groups

Use this guide to find out how to create a Blackboard group into which students can enrol themselves.

Creating Groups En Masse

small icon iconHow to Set Up Manual Enrol Group Sets

This guide takes you through setting up multiple manual enrol groups at once.

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How to Set Up Self Enrol Group Sets

This guide explains how to set up multiple self enrol groups at once.

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How to Set Up Random Enrol Group Sets

This guide explains how to set up multiple groups into which students are randomly enrolled.

small icon iconImporting Blackboard Groups

Follow this guide if you wish to create a set of groups using a Comma Separated File.

Managing Group Memberships

small icon iconManaging Users in Blackboard Groups

Find out how you can quickly see which students are in which groups, and easily add or remove them from groups.

small icon iconAdding members to existing groups

Find out how edit an existing group to add members.

 

small icon iconImporting Blackboard Group Membership Lists

Follow this guide if you wish to populate a group or a number of groups with members from your course user list using a Comma Separated File.

Other information

small icon iconCreating Grade Centre Smart Views based on membership of groups in your Blackboard course

If you use the Grade Centre and Groups you will find it useful to create Grade Centre Smart Views based on group membership.

small icon iconChanging which tools are available to groups in your Blackboard course

Follow this guide to find out how to quickly change which tools are available to groups.

small icon iconImportant Information about Blackboard Groups

With our current version of Blackboard students are by default allowed to create their own Blackboard groups within any course. You may not want them to do this. This guide explains where the setting is located.

small icon iconExporting Blackboard Groups and Membership Lists

Follow this guide to find out how to export your groups and group members to comma separated files.