Auto-Enrolling a Specified Number of Students per Group in Desire2Learn

  • When you want to auto-enroll a specific number of students per group, you would use the following steps:

    1. Select Edit Course from the navbar.
    2. Click on Groups on the lower left side of the Course Administration screen under the Administration section.
    3. Creating a group category will start the creation process. Click on the New Category link beneath Manage Groups or the link titled Create Group Category beneath the Categories label.
    4. On the New Category screen, enter a name for the category.
    5. From the Enrollment Type drop-down menu, select Groups of #.
    6. Enter the number of desired students per group in the Number of Users text box.
    7. If you want new users who enroll in the course after the groups are set up to be automatically added to the group with the fewest users, select the check box next to Auto-Enroll New Users under the Advanced Properties section.
    8. If you want the groups to be selected at random, select the check box next to Randomize users in Groups. If this box is not checked, then users will be enrolled based on the order of the classlist.
    9. If you want to create a discussion forum for these groups while setting up the groups, click on the box next to Set Up Discussion Areas.
    10. If you want to create a drop box for these groups while setting up the groups, click on the box next to Set Up Dropbox.
    11. Click on the Create button.
    12. Desire2Learn (D2L) will create the number of groups needed to accommodate the number of students you specified. You can see the number of groups created by clicking on the Category List link.
    13. By clicking on the number link in the Members column, a pop-up will be displayed showing the members of the group. If you have more than one group, you can select the group name from the View Categories drop-down menu to view the members of the other groups.