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Working in Groups

Bb Video tutorial: Working in Groups

  • Working in Groups - (Click the title link to open the video) This video demonstrates how to work in groups in Blackboard.

How do I self-enroll in a group?

  1. Click Groups on the Course Menu.
  2. Click Sign Up next to the group in which you will enroll.
  3. Click Sign Up.
  4. A My Groups link will appear under the Course Menu.

How do I create a discussion forum on the group discussion board?

  1. Click Group Discussion Board on the My Group Menu.
  2. Click Create Forum.
  3. Enter a Name and a Description.
  4. Select if the forum is to be available.
  5. Enter Date and Time Restrictions or leave blank if none are needed.
  6. Select the Forum Settings or leave the defaults in place.
  7. Select Submit.

How do I create a discussion thread on the group discussion board?

  1. Click Group Discussion Board on the My Group Menu.
  2. Click the discussion thread under forum.
  3. Click Create Thread. The Create Thread page appears.
  4. Enter a Subject and a Message. It is also possible to attach files to the post.
  5. Click Submit when done or click Save Draft to store a draft of the post.

How do I submit a group assignment?

Note: Assignments may be submitted in three ways: by entering the appropriate text in the Submission text box, by attaching a file from a local drive or from the Content Collection or by using both of these fields together.
  1. Locate your assignment in the course.
  2. Click the name of the assignment. The Upload Assignment page appears.
  3. Complete the Submission field if necessary.
  4. Click Browse for Local File or Browse for Content Collection Item and select a file to attach.
  5. Enter a Name of link to file. If the field is left blank, then the file name becomes the link.
  6. Click Attach File.
  7. Complete the Comments field if necessary.
  8. Click Submit when the page is complete.
Note: Be aware of the following when submitting work for a Group Assignment:
  • The grade that is given for the final assignment is given to every member in the group.
  • Prior to submission, clicking Save as Draft saves Assignments within the Course Group area.

How do I use the File Exchange in my group?

  1. Click Groups on the Course Menu.
  2. Click the group link in which you are enrolled.
  3. Click File Exchange.
  4. Click Add File Type the file Name.
  5. Click the Browse for Local File.
  6. Locate and select the file on your computer.
  7. Click Open.
  8. Click Submit. This file will be located on the File Exchange page.

How do I create a collaboration session for my group?

  1. Select and click the Group link on the Groups page.
  2. Click Collaboration under Group Tools.
  3. Click Create Collaboration Session.
  4. Edit the Session Name, if desired.
  5. Complete the Schedule Availability section as needed.
  6. Choose Tool for this Session by clicking the drop down arrow and highlighting Chat or Virtual Classroom.
  7. Click Submit.
Note: Groups can schedule sessions for specific dates and times.

How do I edit the group collaboration session (group chat session)?

  1. Open the group you wish to edit.
  2. Click Collaboration under Group Tools.
  3. Click the Options Menu grey button next to the collaboration session name.
  4. Select Edit.
  5. Make changes as needed in each section.
  6. Click Submit.
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