How do I create a sign-up sheet in Brightspace?

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The group self-enrollment option in the Groups feature allows students to sign up for different options like a sign-up sheet. For example, students can choose project topics, research article options, presentation slots, or appointment times.  In addition to allowing sign up, instructors can associate class activities such as an assignment, discussion / topic with choices if needed.  

To set up a group sign up sheet, follow the step by step instructions below:

Set up self-enrollment groups

  1. In Navigation bar, go to Course Tools –> Groups –> “New Category”   
  2. Provide a name for the group category, a description (optional), number of groups and group prefix (optional). Under enrollment type select “# of Groups – Self Enrollment” or “# of Groups, Capacity of # – Self Enrollment” if you would like to limit the number of students able to sign up for each group.  For further customization, you can restrict enrollment to specific groups, make the category and group descriptions visible or hidden to students enrolled, or set up discussion areas, lockers or assignments under the Additional Options section.  Once saved, you can go back in and change the group names or any other settings.   

Create the sign up sheet

There are two ways to ask students to join their self-enroll groups:

Method 1: Create a webpage where students go to sign up in their group 

  • Go to Content in the Navbar of your course. 
  • Go to the (sub)module in which you want to add a link. 
  • Click Upload/Create. 
  • Click Create a File. 
  • Add a title (e.g. Presentation Sign Up)
  • Click the Insert Quicklink symbol. 
  • Click Self-Enrollment Groups search for the group you want to link to. 
  • The link is now displayed in the text editor.  
  • Click Publish to place it in the (sub)module. 
  • NOTE: Students can also enroll themselves via Groups. 

Method 2: Ask students to go to “Groups” to enroll  themselves. 

  • Ask students to go to “Course Tools” in the navbar and select Groups.
  • Clicking the button View My Groups enables them to see for which groups they can enroll themselves. 

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