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Instructions on creating, differentiating the types, and managing groups in Blackboard.

How to Create Groups in Blackboard

  1. In Blackboard under the “Course Management” Control Panel, click Users and Groups.
    click users and groups
  2. Select Groups.
    Location of Groups in Blackboard.
  3. In the Groups page hover over Create and choose the type of group you want to create:
    click create to create single or group sets

    • Single Group allows you to create groups one at a time while Group Set generates several groups at one time (recommended for multiple groups).
      • Self-Enroll allows students to sign-up for groups.
      • Manual Enroll allows the instructor to put students into groups.
      • Random Enroll will randomly put students into predefined groupings.

     

  4. In the new “GROUP INFORMATION” page, complete the required fields.  For detailed instructions on each field select More Help at the top of the page.
    Information for group creation in Blackboard.
  5. To complete the group, add students.  Note:  When adding students to groups, you will encounter different steps in the “GROUP INFORMATION” page for different types of groups (see Step 2 above).  The How to Add or Remove Students from Groups instructions will guide you through these differences.

How to Add or Remove Students from Groups

Select your chosen type of group below and follow instructions:

Single Group Self-Enroll

Single Group Manual Enroll

Group Set Self-Enroll

Group Set Manual Enroll

Group Set Random Enroll

How to Remove Students From a Group

Single Group Self-Enroll

  1. Complete the required fields in the “GROUP INFORMATIONpage.  For detailed instructions on each field select More Help at the top of the page.
    Information for group creation in Blackboard.
  2. Scroll down and also complete the required fields in the “Sign-Up Sheet Instructions.”
    Set-up window for group self-enroll sign up sheet.
  3. Click Submit when complete.
    click submit

Single Group Manual Enroll

  1. Complete the required fields in the “GROUP INFORMATION” page.  For detailed instructions on each field selecMore Help at the top of the page.
    Information for group creation in Blackboard.
  2. Scroll down to “MEMBERSHIP” and select Add Users.
    Select Add Users button to add users to groups in Blackboard.
  3. In the pop-up window, select users to be added.
    Add Users window for manual student enrollment
  4. Click Submit when users have been selected.
    click submit

Group Set Self-Enroll

  1. Complete the required fields in the “GROUP INFORMATIONpage.  For detailed instructions on each field select More Help at the top of the page.
    Information for group creation in Blackboard.
  2. Scroll down and also complete the required fields in the “Sign-Up Sheet Instructions.”
    Sign-up options for group set self-enroll.
  3. Click Submit when complete.

Group Set Manual Enroll

  1. Complete the required fields in the “Group Information” page.  For detailed instructions on each field select More Help at the top of the page.
    Information for group creation in Blackboard.
  2. Scroll down to “GROUP SET OPTIONSand add the Number of Groups.
    Groups set options for groups in Blackboard.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. In the “Edit Group Set Enrollments” page, you can add users to each group set.  Click Add Users under the desired group set to add users.
    Adding users for groups in Blackboard.
  5. In the pop-up window, select users to be added.
    Screen capture of window where instructor can manual enroll students into groups
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Do the same for all group sets.
  8. Click Submit when complete.

Group Set Random Enroll

  1. Complete the required fields in the “GROUP INFORMATION” page.   For detailed instructions on each field click More Help at the top of the page.
    Information for group creation in Blackboard.
  2. Scroll down to “MEMBERSHIP” and complete the settings.
    Random enroll for group in Blackboard
  3. Click Submit when complete.

How to Remove Students From a Group

  1. In Blackboard under the “Course Management” Control Panel click Users and Groups.
    click users and groups
  2. Click Groups.
     Course Management menu with Groups in Blackboard.
  3. Under Name hover next to the group you want to remove a user from, click the box, then select Edit Group from the drop-down menu.
     Edit Group options to remove users in Blackboard group.
  4. In the “Edit Group” menu, scroll down to “MEMBERSHIP” and click the X next to the student you want to remove.
    Menu in Blackboard for deleting users in a group.
  5. Click Submit when finished.
    click submit