Creating Groups

To create groups, first navigate to the Groups tool under the Communications menu.



Click New Category.



1. Give your group category a Name.
2. Put in a Description (optional).
3. Enrollment Types:

# of Groups – No Auto Enrollments - Selecting this option creates a specified number of groups, which you will manually add any number of users to through the Enroll Users page.
Groups of # - Selecting this option automatically creates the minimum number of groups needed and enrolls users. More groups are created when they are needed.
# of Groups - Selecting this option automatically creates and enrolls users in a specified number of groups.
Groups of # – Self Enrollment - Selecting this option creates the minimum number of groups needed to accommodate users. Users choose the group they want to enroll in from the Groups page.
# of Groups – Self Enrollment - Selecting this option creates a specified number of groups, which users enroll in from the Groups page.
# of Groups of # – Self Enrollment - Selecting this option creates a specified number of groups with a specified number of enrollments per group. Users choose the group they want to enroll in from the Groups page.

4. Create Workspace allows you to create Discussions and Dropboxes once you create the group. These can also be done later.



Once finished click Save.

In order for you to utilize the functions of Groups within D2L, you will need to enroll students into the groups you've just created if you selected the "No Auto Enrollments" option. Click here to learn how to enroll students into the groups.