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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.


See Groups for more information or view the Work in Student Groups 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 either within the course menu or at the bottom of your course menu. 


click on the groups link in the course menu to access your group


See Find Your Course Groups for more information. 



Group Tools

There are several tools available for groups, including communication tools such as group email and group discussions and collaboration tools such as group assignments, group blogs, and group wikis. Your instructor may choose which group tools are available in your group. 


The following group tools may be available in your course group:


Group Blog 

All group members can add blog entries and comment on each other's entries. All course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they can't make posts unless they are members of the group.


Group Discussion Board 

Group Discussion Boards are separate from the regular course discussion board and only accessible by group members. Members of a group can create and manage their own forums for discussion and collaboration. 


Group Email 

The group email tool allows group members to email each other. The recipient list is automatically populated with group members, so you can quickly select all or only some of them. 


Group File Exchange 

Group members can use the File Exchange to quickly and easily share files with each other. 


Group Journal 

Group members can create journal entries to share their thoughts with each other and the instructor. 


Group Tasks 

Group members can create tasks to define and separate the workload. 


Group Wiki 

Group members can create and edit wiki content.




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.