Create Student Groups

You have several different options about the kind of groups you can create (number of groups, number of members, how enrollment works, etc.), and it can be a bit tricky. If you're not sure about how to set up your groups, contact the OAI faculty support desk for help. It is much easier to correct group issues before students start using groups for discussions and assignments.

  1. Click on the People tab in the navigation bar, and then Groups from the dropdown list.

  2. Click on the New Category button.

    • A category is a specific configuration of your students into groups. Multiple categories allow you to have multiple kinds of groups setup. For example, you might want to divide your students into large groups for one activity, and into smaller groups for another assignment, during the same course.
  3. Enter a Category Name into the text box.
  4. Pick an Enrollment Type from the list.
    • This step is important; you can't change the group type after you save.
    • Self-enrollment means that students sign up for a group themselves, by clicking on People >> Groups.
  5. Depending on the type you select, either enter the Number of Groups or the Number of Users per group.
  6. Under Advanced Properties, you can optionally select to have D2L auto-enroll new users, and randomize users in groups.
  7. Click the Save button.

Add or Remove a Student from Groups

Depending on how you set up your Groups, students may be enrolled automatically, self-enroll, or enrolled by the instructor. Regardless, you can add and remove students from groups, as well as change a student's group enrollment.

  1. Click on People and then Groups from the course navigation bar.
  2. Choose your group to edit from the View Categories dropdown.
  3. At the top of the list, click the menu arrow next to the group category title, and click Enroll Users.
  4. Use the checkboxes to enroll or unenroll students from groups.
  5. Click Save to finish.