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: