Add People to a Community Group

If you have group manager access to a community group, you can add anyone in the system to your group by following the steps listed below:

  1. Click on the community group from your D2L homepage.
  2. Click on Collaboration in the navbar, then choose Classlist.
  3. Click on the Add Participants button at the top and choose “Add existing users.”Indicates Add Participants button and Identifies Add existing users selection
  4. Enter the name in the search field and click on the magnifying glass.Shows Add Existing Users search options
    • An icon displayed to the right of the user's name indicates the user is already enrolled in the group. You can change an enrolled user's role by following steps 5-7 below.
      Enrolled icon beside a user 's name.
  1. Check the box to the left of the name.
  2. Select a Role for the participant.
  3. Click Enroll Selected Users.Select participant screenshot Indicates checkbox, Role selection and Enroll Selected Users
NOTE: If there is more than one user with that name in the results, ask the user for the correct ID number so you can choose the right person.

You can also Enroll Multiple Users in a Community Group.

Roles Available in a Community Group

  • Advisor - Users will have a limited view of student information but no editing ability in the course. Viewing access includes Class Progress, Classlist, Groups, Manage Files and Quizzes.
  • Faculty - Users added as faculty will have the same rights as the original faculty member, including editing content, quizzes, etc.
  • Copy Only - Users cannot edit the course or content, but they can still import things into the community group and copy material from the community group.
  • Group Manager - Users have full access to the Community Group and can add other members in any role.
  • Observer - Users will have a similar role to students, but will not show up in the gradebook. Observers can view student data, including User Progress. Observers cannot participate in discussions or copy courses, but they can view setup options and preview quizzes and surveys.
  • Scribe-Interpreter - Users (scribes, interpreters) will have a similar role to students, but will not be able to take quizzes or search for students.
  • Student - Users can interact with content as a student only.
  • Teaching Assistant - Users will have access to add and modify course content, the ability to post news announcements to the course, and the ability to participate in discussions. Teaching Assistants will also have faculty level access to the course calendar.
  • Learning Support Personnel (LSP) - Users have student-level access but will be able to view grades, feedback, and student feedback as well as edit Quiz Submission Views. This role is often used in Dual Credit courses; it is meant to facilitate student learning by providing users a view similar to that of students.