Many times faculty put students in small groups and have them work on an assignment, a project or discuss a particular topic.  With the use of D2L, you can setup groups in your course shell in a variety of ways.   The groups tool will allow students to discuss, share and submit assignments as a group.  

When beginning the creation of groups in D2L, it is a good idea to plan out what types of groups you want, and what you want them to accomplish.   

Things to consider:

  1. What type of groups do you want? How do you want to organize the students?
    1. Video on Understanding Group Enrollment Options 
    2. All about Group Enrollment Types

  2. What assignment, project, topic or discussion do you want to create groups around?
    1. Instructions for creating Creating Group Categories
  1. Best Practices for Setting up Groups