Enroll Students in Groups

Enrolling students in groups

Students are enrolled in groups based on the enrollment options selected on the New Category page. See directions for how to use the New Category to create groups in the article Create Groups. You will use the Enroll Users page to:

  • Manually enroll students in groups if you selected # of Groups – No Auto Enrollments.
  • Manually change which group a student is enrolled in.
  • Add students who enrolled late to a course if Auto Enroll New Users is not selected.
  • Search for students who have not been assigned to a group.

Modify or add enrollment

  1. On the Manage Groups page, click Enroll Users from the context menu of the category that contains the group (or groups) you want to enroll a student in.
    Identifies the location of Enroll Users option.
  2. Select the group you want from the Display drop-down list.
    Shows the group list display options.
  3. Enter information in the Search For field to find a specific student. You can do an empty Search to find all students.
    TIP: Select the Not Enrolled search option to find students that still need to be added to a group. If already selected, uncheck the Enrolled search option and Search again to list only those students who are not enrolled in a group. 
  4. Select the check boxes beside students' names to add them to groups. Clear check boxes to unenroll students from groups.
  5. Click Save.
    TIP: Manually enrolling students allows you to exceed the enrollment limit for a group.

Setting up self-enrollment in groups

Self-enrollment allows students to enroll in groups on their own. Use this option when you want students to have the freedom to choose their own group members or to be a part of a group on a topic that interests them.

Students can self-enroll in groups by clicking Collaboration on the navbar and choosing Groups, then clicking the View Available Groups button. They can then click the Join Group link next to the groups they would like to join.
Identifies a Join Group link.

TIP: Clicking on the total listed in the Members column opens the Group Members pop-up containing a list of current group members.

Set up self-enrollment groups

  1. On the Manage Groups page, click New Category.
  2. Enter a Category Name and Description.
  3. Select "Groups of # - Self Enrollment", "# of Groups – Self Enrollment", or "# of Groups, Capacity of # – Self Enrollment" from the Enrollment Type drop-down list.
  4. Depending on the chosen Enrollment Type, enter the Number of Groups to create, or the Number of Users per group.
    • Select Set Up Discussion Areas if you want to associate discussion areas with the groups in the category.
    • Lockers have been disabled for our environment.
    • Select Set Up Assignment Submission Folders  if you want to associate an assignment folder with the groups in the category.
  5. Click Save.