At times you may want to break your large class into small groups for discussions or collaborative learning events.
Once you have logged on to Blackboard, enter your course and click on Communication on the left-hand side of the screen.
In the Blackboard Tools screen, click on the Groups.
In the Groups screen, click on Create Single Group. You may also choose Self-Enroll or Manual Enroll. If you choose Self-Enroll, students need to enroll themselves to the group. If you choose Manual Enroll, you need to enroll students to the group. In this example, let's select Manual Enroll.
In the Add Group screen you will first need to assign a name to the group and give it a short description, or perhaps outline the goal, objective or assignment for the group.
Select Yes if you want the group to be available at this time.
Next you can select the tools the group will be able to access. If you have enabled the Discussion Board function you will need to add a forum to the discussion once you have created the group.
Select Allow Personalization, if you allow students to personalize group space modules.
Now you need to select the members for the group. Select student names and use the arrows to move students to the Selected Items box.
Click on the Submit button to create the group.
After clicking on Submit you will receive a receipt that the group was successfully created.
When the receipt for this action opens, click on OK to continue. Remember, if you have enabled the Discussion Board function you will need to add a forum to the discussion once you have created the group.