Q. How do create and manage Groups on NILE?

Answer

NILE groups can be very useful, for group assignments, communications, and providing tools to users.

 

To create a new group in NILE within your module by following these steps.

  • Go to Users and Groups on the left menu (within SITE MANAGEMENT on the left navigation bar)

  • Click Groups
  • Click Create

Then follow these steps:

  1. Create a single group
  2. On the Groups page, select Create.
  3. In the Single Group list, select Self-Enroll or Manual Enroll.
  4. Type a name and optional description. Make the group visible to students.
  5. Select the check boxes for the course tools you want to make available to the group.
  6. If you want to grade student submissions for blogs, wikis, and journals, select the Grade option and type Points possible.
  7. Select the check box for Allow Personalization to let students add personal modules to the group homepage. Modules are only visible to the group member who added them.
  8. Optionally, select the check box to create a smart view for this group.

Or

Create a group set

  1. On the Groups page, select Create.
  2. In the Group Set list, select Self-Enroll, Manual Enroll, or Random Enroll.
  3. Use the same steps as creating a single group. Then, based on the enrollment option you choose, you can choose from these:

 

Self-Enroll:
Type a name and instructions for the group. Enter the Maximum Number of Members and select any other options you want to include.

Random Enroll:
Type the Number of Students per Group or the Number of Groups you want to create. Select an option to Determine how to enroll any remaining members in the groups.

Manual Enroll:
Type the Number of Groups to create. On the next page, select Add Users for each group to make your selections.

Your selected group members appear in the bottom area with a number showing the total count. Select the Show List icon, represented by a full square, to open the Add Users area to view your selections. To remove a user, select the X next to their name.

 

To enroll students in a group

If you chose Self-Enroll, type a name and provide instructions. You might tell students that they can't unenroll themselves from groups. Type the Maximum Number of Members and select any other options you want to include.


-OR-

If you chose Manual Enroll, search for and select students from the Add Users pop-up window.

Your selected group members appear in the bottom area with a number showing the total count. Select the Show List icon, represented by a full square, to open the Add Users area to view your selections. To remove a user, select the X next to their name.

Select Submit.

The newly created group appears on the Groups listing page.

For more details see this page.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Course_Groups/Create_Groups

 

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  • Last Updated Oct 31, 2017
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