Creating Groups:

The type of groups that you create will depend on what you require students to do within the module.

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The following group types exist in Brightspace:

  • Auto enrolment - whereby students are randomly enrolled to groups by the system.
  • Manual enrolment – whereby the instructor can add students to groups one by one.
  • Self-enrolment – whereby students can enrol themselves into groups on the module.

Note: Unlike Blackboard there is no way for instructors to create groups offline and upload those groups via CSV to Brightspace. Instead, IT Services will provide this service to staff. In order to have your groups created in this way, simply email ithelpdesk@ucd.ie, state what groups you want created and which students should be enrolled to those groups. IT Services will action this request and inform you once complete. You may want groups created for a particular assignment or you may want tutorial groups created in your module. All of these requests can be handled by IT Services.

For information on creating groups in Brightspace, click the link to view our guide or view the video guide below.


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