Topics in this article include:

Groups Overview 

Accessing Your Groups

Group Tools

Submit Group Assignments



Groups Overview

Instructors can create groups of students within a course. Groups usually consist of a smaller number of students in a course, such as study groups or project groups. These course groups have their own area in the course to collaborate.


View the video tutorial below for an overview of working in groups.



Accessing Your Groups

Depending on how your instructor has set up your course, you may be able to access your course group from a link within the course menu, a link in the My Groups area below your course menu, or a link posted directly in a content area. The most common way to access a course group is from a link at the bottom of your course menu. Click the group name to access your group.


See Find Your Course Groups for more information. 



Group Tools

Your instructor may choose which group tools are available in your group. The following tools may be available in your course group:


Tool
Description
Collaboration
Group members may create and attend Collaborate Ultra sessions. See Collaborate Ultra: Getting Started Guide for Participants for more information on using Collaborate Ultra.
File Exchange
Group members and instructors can share files with each other. See File Exchange for more information.
Group Blog
All members of a group can create entries in the group blog. All course members can view and comment on the blog, but only group members can create entires. See Using myLesley Blogs and Journals for more information on using the blog tool.
Group Discussion Board
Group members can create and manage their own discussion board forums and threads. See Using the myLesley Discussion Board for more information on using the Discussion Board tool.
Group Journal
All members of the group can create journal entries. The entires are visible only to members of the group and the instructor. See Using myLesley Blogs and Journals for more information on using the journal tool.
Group Task
Group members may create tasks for distribution to all group members.
Group Wiki
Group members can build and edit a group wiki. See Using myLesley Wikis for more information on using the Wik
Send Email
You may send emails to individuals, your group members, your instructor, and more. See Using myLesley Course Email for more information.



Submit Group Assignments

There are a few ways to submit a group assignment. See Submitting Group Assignments for more information and FAQs. For more information on using the Assignment tool, see Submitting Assignments in myLesley.