If your instructor is allowing Blackboard groups, then you can create your own groups. You can allow classmates to sign up for the group, or even create a group just for yourself (and the instructor). Once you are in your group page, click on Create Group button. (If you need instruction on how to get to your groups, return to tutorials and click on How to Enter Groups)
Enter a group Name and a short Description for the group.
Enter a name of Sign-up Sheet and an instruction.
Set the Maximum Number of Members.
To finish this process click on the Submit button.
A receipt will confirm that your self-study group has been successfully created.
Clicking on the title of the group name will open the group homepage.
Like groups created by your instructor, this group also has features such as Group Discussion Board, File Exchange, and some others as shown below.
You can add some modules to your group homepage by clicking on Add Personal Module.
Select the modules that you want to add.
Click on Submit button.
The modules you selected will be shown in the group homepage.