Groups create opportunities for students to engage and interact with each other. In Brightspace, students can be placed into groups to collaborate on assignments and projects or to participate in discussions with a smaller subset of their classmates. Additionally, by creating groups in which only one student is a member, the Discussions tool can be used to create a journaling space in which students can reflect on their learning experiences and ask questions.
To organize and manage related groups, use categories. For example, you can have a category for Assignment 1, Assignment 2, Seminars, etc.
Groups have a maximum enrollment of 200 users. If there are more than 200 users in a course, you can create new group categories; there is no limit on the number of group categories in a course.
When you delete a user from a group, all of their files remain in the system, including discussion posts and Assignments submissions.
After clicking Save, the Groups tool displays the category and provides you with a prompt that your group, or groups, are being created in the background and that you will be notified once the group, or groups, are created. This notification appears as an update alert in the minibar that indicates that the group, or groups, have been created.
While this is in process, Brightspace indicates that "Group creation is in progress". While processing, you are unable to make changes to groups or enrollments.
The following descriptions explain the enrollment type options when creating a group category to help you decide which type is best to suit your needs.
When setting up groups using the Groups tool, you have the ability to create areas where students in the group can submit group-specific assignments, projects, or disucssion boards: