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Manually Enrolling Students in a Group in Desire2Learn

  • When you want to have a specific number of groups with a specific number of students per group and you want to populate the groups with students of your choice, 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 group 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 # of Groups - No Auto Enrollment.
    6. Enter the number of desired groups in the Number of Groups text box.
    7. 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.
    8. If you want to create a dropbox for these groups while setting up the groups, click on the box next to Set Up Dropbox.
    9. Click on the Create button.
    10. The total number of groups that you want are created. You now need to enroll the students in the groups using Enroll Users.

    Enrolling Students

    1. On the Edit Category screen, click on the Enroll Users link.
    2. At the bottom of the Enroll Users screen, you will see a table of the students displayed with check boxes under the numbered Group columns.
    3. Check the box next to the student you want to enter in the group column.
    4. When you are finished, click Save.