How do I create groups in Brightspace?

You will find the groups tool under  “Course Tools” In the Navbar.

Click the new Category button and add group information.

Depending on how you want to use the group, choose different enrollment types from the dropdown menu. For instance, if you have 5 different research topics and we want to group the class into 5 groups, then we would choose “# of Groups” for enrollment type, and Number of Groups would be 5.

If you want to give students the option to choose their own group to join, you can set the enrollment type to “# of Groups – self-enrollment”.

The Groups tool has many useful applications. For example, if you want to set up different version of assignments or quizzes for different groups or if you want to set up specific group discussion topics that are restricted and only visible to specific groups, etc.

This 5-minute video will provide a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.

For more information on groups and sections click here

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