DETI FAQ: Groups

Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions

The following list provides answers to the most common questions asked by instructors regarding eLearning@UNG (D2L).

What are Groups?

Creating groups in eLearning can be quite useful for instructors. If group projects are part of a course, the Group tool is a great resource for setting up areas to which groups can submit assignments and have discussion areas specifically for members of these Groups. You can use groups to organize users’ work on projects and assignments, or you can create special work areas for users with different learning needs.

Users can belong to multiple groups within the same course. For example, each user can simultaneously belong to a group for class projects, a group for special interest discussions, and a group for advanced users. Each group can have its own discussion forums, assignments folders, and locker area to work in. You can grade members of groups individually or as a team.

How do I add the Groups tool to my Navbar?

You can add the Groups tool by editing your Navbar and selecting the “Groups” link when “Adding Links” to your Navbar.

See the following guide for adding a tool to your Navbar:

Modifying the Navbar

How do I set up groups?

Watch the YouTube video

How do I assign groups for Discussions?

You can assign pre-created groups to Discussions topics, created new topic forums for group categories, and new topics for a category group in the Discussion tool per the following guide:

Creating Group Discussions through the Discussions Tool

You can also assign groups to Discussions forums and topics when groups are created in the Groups tool. See the following guide for details:

Creating Group Discussions through the Groups Tool

Additional Resources

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