How To Create Groups 1) Select “Edit Course” link/button from your course home area. 2) Select the “Groups” link/button under the “Learner Management” heading. Category Information 3) Press the “New Category” button. 4) Input a “Category Name” for the Groups (IE Lab Groups) 5) Optional: Input a “Description” for the Group Category. 6) Select ONE of the following “Enrollment Types” a) # of Groups – No Auto Enrollments (Groups are set up based on number of groups you want to create and you manually have to enroll the students). b) Groups of # (Groups are set up based on how many students you want in each Group. D2L automatically enrolls the students). c) # of Groups (Groups are set up based on how many groups you want to create and D2L will automatically enroll an even number of students in each group). d) Groups of # -‐ Self Enrollment (Groups are set up based on how many students you want in each Group. The students will manually enroll themselves in a group. If a group is at its max number, the student will have to join another group). e) # of Groups – Self Enrollment (Groups are set up based on number of groups you want to create. Students are free to manually enroll themselves in whichever group they want). f) # of Groups of # -‐ Self Enrollment (Groups are set up based on the number of groups you want to create with an enrollment limit for each group. This prevents a majority of students from signing up for one group, which may occur in option “e”). 7) Based on the Enrollment Type selected above, input a number in either the “Number of Groups”, “Number of Users”, or “Number of Users and Number of Groups” box/s. Additional Options 8) Optional: Click the “Expand the additional options” link. 9) Optional: Check off any of the following options : a) Set up Discussion Areas (selecting this option will create a discussion topic/area for each group). b) Set up Locker (selecting this option will create a shared locker for each group). c) Set up Dropbox (Create a dropbox folder for each group.) 10) Press the “Save” button.
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