Classlist

The classlist is accessible from the course home page by clicking the Classlist link located on the lower Navbar as shown in the Figure below.


Figure 1

  • The classlist will display the name and email address of all the class members and the instructor.
  • Names can be alphabetized by clicking L.Name or F.Name in order to sort by last name or first name respectively.
  • To send a page to a particular member, click on their name. A pop up window will appear to type in the message.
  • A highlighted name designates that a user is currently online.
  • By clicking the icon, the users profile will be displayed.
  • By clicking the icon, the users homepage will be displayed.
  • By clicking the icon, the users progress for the course will be displayed.
  • By clicking the icon, a new window will pop open to display the groups a member is enrolled in.
    • If the icons are unable to be clicked, the feature may not be available for that particular member
  • You can send the email to each individual by clicking their email address or email everyone on the page or everyone in the class by clicking the appropriate link at the bottom of the classlist.
Manage and Create Groups

The Manage Group tool helps you create groups within your course. Later you can use these groups to set up discussion forums restricted to certain groups. To create a Group you must first create a Group Type.  You can then create Groups of particular Group Types and enroll students into those groups.  Follow the steps listed below to create a Group Type:

Create a Group Type

  1. Click the Classlist link located on the course navigation bar.
  2. Click the Manage Group button.
  3. Click the Add Group Type button. You will see the Add Group Type screen as shown in Figure 1.
  4. Type the Group Type Name and Description in the corresponding text boxes.
  5. Select the Enrollment Style from the drop down menu, according to your preference.  Enrollment Style options include the following:
    • No Auto Enrollment: Choose this option to assign students to groups manually.
    • Groups of #: Choose this option if you want the system to randomly create groups of a particular size.
    • # of Groups:  Choose this option if you want to specify the number of groups for the system to create.
    • Self enrollment - maximum x people per group:  Choose this option if you want to have "x" amount people for every group. Students choose which group to enroll in.
    • Self enrollment - x groups:  Choose this option to set the "x" amount of groups to be created. Students choose which group to enroll in.
  6. Type the desired Enrollment Quantity.
  7. Click the Add Button.  You will be brought back to the Manage Groups screen pictured in Figure 2.

Create a Group

  1. Click the name of the Group Type you would like to create a group in.  See Figure 2.
  2. You are brought to the expanded Manage Groups screen pictured in Figure 3.  Click the Add Group button.
  3. From the dropdown menu select the Group Type for your new group.
  4. Enter a Group Name in the area provided.
  5. Optionally enter a Description for the group.
  6. Click the Add button.  You are brought back to the Manage Groups screen.  Your new group should appear in the list.  See Figure 4.

 


Figure 1




Figure 2


Figure 3


Figure 4

Enroll Students into Groups

Once you have created group, you should be able to enroll students into the Groups. To do so follow the directions below.

  1. Click the Classlist link located on the course navigation bar.
  2. Click the Manage Group button.
  3. Click the Enroll icon beside the Group Type in which you would like to enroll students.  You are presented with a screen displaying the class list and the groups types. 
  4. Assign the students to groups by checking the boxes that correspond to the student and the group you want to enroll them in.
  5. Click the Update button.
View the Groups

You may view the members of the particular group type by clicking on the view icon beside group type name. You also have an ability to print a list of groups and their current members.

Edit Group Type

You may edit the number of groups and their enrollment style by following the steps below:

  1. Click the Classlist link located on the course navigation bar.
  2. Click the Manage Group button.
  3. Click the edit icon beside the group type that you want to edit.
  4. Make the desired changes.
  5. Click the Update button.

Discussion Forums

Discussion forums are a very useful tool for the students to interact in group assignments. Creating Discussion Forums for the groups gives the students a place to communicate with their group members only.  Note that from the Classlist area you can only assign groups to previously created Discussion Forums, you cannot create new Discussion Forums.  To create discussion forums see the Discussion section of this tutorial.  Also note that you can assign Groups and Group Types to discussion forums and topics from the Discussion area of D2L also.  To assign a Group Type to a Forum from within the Classlist area follow the directions below.

  1. Click the Classlist link located on the course navigation bar.
  2. Click the Manage Group button.
  3. Click the Edit icon beside the group type that you want to add to a discussion forum.  Note: You should have created the discussion forum beforehand.
  4. Click the link "click to add a forum" beside the discussion forum.
  5. Select the forum that you want to use.
  6. Choose No under Restriction if you want the group discussions to be seen by everyone.  Select Yes if you wish to have the topic seen only by certain groups.
  7. Click the Submit button
  8. Click the Update button.

Editing your Groups

You may edit the group name under each group type you have created by following the steps below:

  1. Click the Classlist link located on the course navigation bar.
  2. Click Manage Group button.
  3. Click the group type name for the group you want to edit.
  4. Check the group names that you wish to edit.
  5. Click Edit button.
  6. Make the desired changes.
  7. Click the Update button
  8. Click the Back button to go back to the Manage Groups screen.

 

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