Blackboard - Group enrollment
On this page you will find information about Groups in Blackboard.
Norsk versjon - Blackboard - Grupper i Blackboard
Are you a lecturer? See the page for employees: Groups and tools for group work
Lecturers can choose to create groups in their courses on Blackboard. They can create groups with Self-Enroll, Random Enroll or Manual Enroll. If the teacher creates groups with Self-Enroll, you as a student must choose which group you want to sign-up to.
This guide gives you an introduction in how to sign-up to groups with Self-Enroll.
How to find groups #
All groups should be available from Quick-links, in Groups, on the Course front page:
Note: Lecturers may choose to customize their Course front page design. Contact your lecturer if you can not find your groups in Blackboard.
Sign up for a self-enrollment group #
- Click the Groups link on the Course front page:
- When you have entered Groups and found the right group: Click on View Sign-up Sheet to Join a Group to enter the Sign-up Sheet.
- If your lecturers have created more than one group, all groups will be listed. Choose your preferred group by clicking on Sign Up:
- When you have signed up in a group, a link to the chosen group will appear in your course menu under My Groups.
Note: You may have to refresh the menu before the group link is visible in your menu:
Sign out of groups #
Contact your lecturer or teaching assistant if you need to sign out of a group. A students submitted work will be deleted when leaving a group.
Group tools #
The lecturers can choose to activate the following tools while creating groups:
- File Exchange
- Group Blog
- Group Journal
- Group Discussion Board
- Group Wiki
- Send Email
Note: Lecturers can always read the things you write in blogs, forums and wikis.
The Group Tools are easily accessible under My Groups, in the drop-down menu of the selected group (1). You can also find Group Tools on Group Homepage(2).
File Exchange #
Lecturers and group members can use this tool to upload documents to the group area, and delete files, regardless of who added them. Files appear in the order they were uploaded. Uploaded images appear in a new browser window. This tool is only available in groups.
Group Blog #
Group members can add entries and comments to the group blog to share ideas. Lecturers can grade group blogs if they choose to. Grades are automatically given to all members of the group.
Group Journal #
Group members can share their thoughts with each other and communicate with lecturers. Journal entries members made in the group journal are visible to all group members and lecturers. Lecturers can choose to grade group journals. Grade is automatically given to all the members.
Group Discussion Board #
Group members can communicate as a group, as well as create and manage their own forums, if allowed. The group discussion board is available only to group members, not to the entire course.
Group Wiki #
A group wiki is a space where group members can create wikis in collaboration. A group wiki is by default only accessible by the group members and the course lecturers, but it is possible for the lecturers to give all course members permission to read the wiki.
Lecturers can choose to grade group wikis. The grade is automatically given to all the members of the group.
Collaborate gives the group a separate group room. The group can use this room to collaborate on a group project. Click here to learn more about Collaborate: Participate in Collaborate.
Send Email #
Group members can email individual members or the entire group.
Group Collaboration in O365 #
All students and employees have free access to Microsoft Office 365. You can access these tools from your top menu tab 0365. Here you can find shortcuts to Outlook, OneNote, SharePoint, OneDrive and other cloud-based services. You also have access to TeamSite and the groups that are connected to your FEIDE user. Learn more about these tools here: Office 365 (Innsida).
See also #
- NTNU Blackboard guides for students
- Blackboard - Frequently asked questions for students
- Office 365
- Blackboard - Participate in Collaborate
- Orakel Support Services can help if you have questions or if you encounter difficulties.