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D2L Students: Groups


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When instructors create course groups, they have the option of either assigning students to groups or allowing them to choose their own. If the latter option is the case, you will have to enroll yourself in a group. Using D2L, you can also easily address an email message to all the group members.

Enrolling in a Group

  1. From the Course Home page, on the navigation bar, click Groups.
    The Groups pane appears.

    Enrolling


  2. At the top of the pane, click Choose Group for the desired category.
    The Choose Group dialog box appears.

    choose group

  3. Select the group in which you want to enroll.

    Note: Based on the parameters set by your instructors, some groups may be full or unavailable.

  4. Click Select.
    You are successfully enrolled.

Locating Group Membership and Co-Members

If your instructor has already assigned you to a group, you can easily find out what group you are in and who else is in that group.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the navigation bar, click Groups.
    The My Groups pane appears.

    manage groups pane

  2. By clicking on the number links under Members, you can find which group your name is in and who your fellow members are. 
     
    group members

Emailing the Members of a Group

Note: A copy of your message does not, by default, appear in your Sent Items.
For more information on using email, refer to Sending Email in Desire2Learn.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the navigation bar, click Groups.
    The Manage Groups pane appears.

    Groups page

  2. Click Email emailnext to the group you would like to email.
    A Compose New Message window appears addressed to the selected group's members.

  3. Complete the text of the email.

  4. Click Send.
    The email is sent to the selected group.

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