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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Chapter 8. Working with Groups

Blackboard enables you to place the students of a course into groups. When you group students, you gain some capabilities and get some limitations. You can use groups to organize the students who are in a course into teams, and also to separate students into different classes, while they use the same Blackboard course.

In this chapter, you will be learning the following topics:

  • Creating groups
  • Assigning students to groups
  • Enabling students to choose their own groups
  • Setting up the group setting for an activity
  • Sending e-mails to all the members of a group

Some group activities are visible to everyone in the course. But only the members of the specified group can edit the activity. When a group activity is visible to everyone, ...

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