Login into your Blackboard course, enter your course and click on the Communication button in the left-hand side of the screen.
On the Blackboard Tool screen, click on the Groups link.
Or click on Users and Groups from the Control Panel and click on Groups.
On the Groups screen, click on the Create Group Set button and select Self-Enroll. Self-Enroll allows students to enroll themselves to a group.
Enter a Name and a short Description for the group set.
Check Yes if you want the group set available to students.
Select the tools that you want to use in your group set.
Check the check-box if you allow students to personalize their group space modules.
Type a name and instructions for the sign-up sheet.
Enter the maximum number of members per group. Check Show Members if you allow students to see name of other members in a group before they sign up.
Enter the number of groups.
Click on the Submit button.
The group set that we just created will be shown like this.
We also have a tutorial about how to sign up to a self-enroll group for your students.