Group Discussion Topic

Create a Group

Use Groups to design work areas for students to discuss, share and submit work as a group.  Before a group assignment type is selected under the Submission & Completion section of the Dropbox folder (new experience) or Properties Tab of old dropbox experience, create a group under Communication > Groups > New Category.

  1. Enter a Category Name for the group.
  2. Enter a description (optional).
  3. Select Enrollment Type which is defined on how students are enrolled and how many groups are created. Enter number of students to a group. 
    Note: Number of Users and Advanced Properties options are available upon Enrollment Type selection.  The auto-enroll and randomize user options are available under Advanced Properties.
  4. By default, no restrictions option is selected for Restrict Enrollments To menu (optional). This allows for subgroups based on section or group enrollment. 
  5. Create a discussion, locker or dropbox folder or create it under that specific tool and associate it to your newly created group by selecting the Group Category menu.
  6. Click Save.

Group or Section Topic in Discussions

  1. Select Discussions from the drop-down menu of Communication on the main navigation bar. By default, the Discussion List page will open.
  2. In Properties tab, select Group or section topic.  (This selection cannot be undone.)
  3. Select the name of the group from the dropdown menu.

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