Documentation:Blackboard Learn Support Resources/creating group

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Instructions for Blackboard Learn 9.1: Creating Groups

Blackboard Learn allows students to easily collaborate on assignments and projects in a secure space within your course. Follow these instructions to create a group set and assign an assignment to the groups.

Click ‘Users and Groups’ in the Control Panel. Click ‘Groups’.

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Click ‘Group Settings’ (top image) to allow or disallow student created groups.

  • Click ‘Submit’ to save your settings.
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Hover your cursor over ‘Create Group Set’ and choose one of the three options.

  • This tutorial will demonstrate how to create groups and manually enroll students into the groups.
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Give the group set a name.

  • Blackboard will automatically append a number to each of the groups that you create.
  • If you create three groups called ‘Group’, you will end up with ‘Group 1’, ‘Group 2’, and ‘Group 3’.
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Enter a description, if necessary.

  • Ensure that the group is available, otherwise students will not be able to see the group.
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Deselect any tools which will not be needed in the groups.

  • Make sure you allow group members to create forums unless you have a specific reason to do otherwise.
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Allow or disallow personalization.

  • Enter the number of groups you would like to create.
  • Click ‘Submit’.
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Set the filter options.

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Click a name in the left column and click the right arrow to move them into the group.

  • Select multiple students using ‘shift+click’.
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  • Use the left arrow to remove a student from the group.
  • Repeat this process for the remaining groups.

Click ‘Submit’.

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You will see your groups listed on the groups page.

Students will see their groups under ‘My Groups’. Click the name of a group to go to that group’s page.

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The group page will show the group members, the group tools and any assignments assigned to that group.

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Assigning to Groups

  • 1. Group assignments must be assigned specifically to groups.

Click the dropdown menu beside the group assignment and choose ‘Edit’.

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  • 2. Scroll down to section 6, ‘Recipients’ and choose ‘Groups of Students’ (groups must be set up prior to this step). Move the groups to the ‘Selected Items’ window.
Click ‘Submit’.
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  • 3. Group assignments will be listed on each group’s page.
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If you have questions, please contact elearningfacilitator@tru.ca.