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
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
Use this guide to find out how to create a Blackboard group into which you manually assign student members.
Use this guide to find out how to create a Blackboard group into which students can enrol themselves.
Creating Groups En Masse
This guide takes you through setting up multiple manual enrol groups at once.
This guide explains how to set up multiple self enrol groups at once.
This guide explains how to set up multiple groups into which students are randomly enrolled.
Follow this guide if you wish to create a set of groups using a Comma Separated File.
Follow this guide if you wish to create a new group in an existing group set.
Managing Group Memberships
Find out how you can quickly see which students are in which groups, and easily add or remove them from groups.
Find out how edit an existing group to add members.
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.
If you use the Grade Centre and Groups you will find it useful to create Grade Centre Smart Views based on group membership.
Follow this guide to find out how to quickly change which tools are available to 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.
Follow this guide to find out how to export your groups and group members to comma separated files.