This information applies only to the Ultra Course View.

This information applies only to the Ultra experience.

Instructors can create groups of students within courses. Groups usually consist of a small number of students for study groups or projects.

Your instructor places you in a group or allows you to select the group you want to join. Your instructor chooses which communication and collaboration tools are available to your group.

More on group assignments

More on group discussions

Groups page

Instructors can create group assignments, tests, and discussions where you can collaborate with other students. 

Your instructor can enroll you in groups or ask you to join groups.

Go to the Groups page by selecting Groups on your course's main page.  Your group name is listed under the associated group set's name. Select the arrow beside the group set's name to expand the list of groups.

Image of the Groups page, showing available groups

Select Show Members underneath your group's name to display the names of other group members. You can select Send message to send a message to all your group members.

Select your group's name to enter your Group Space.

Image of a group on the Groups homepage, with a blue square around the group's name in bold

The Group Space has a list of all your assignments.

Image of the Group Space for Presentation Group 2, showing the list of assignments

You can also go to your Group Space by selecting your group's name beneath the assignment on the Course Content page.

If Join appears on your Groups page, select the link to choose a group.

Group enrollment

Course announcements appear when you need to join one or more groups.

Image of course announcement prompt informing student to join groups.

You'll also see a notification in your activity stream when you need to join a group.

Image of Activity Stream item about group work.

On the Groups page, you can view the groups you've been enrolled in and join groups that require self-enrollment. Groups with an enrollment period appear first so you don't miss them. Your instructor may add a description to help you choose a group.

If you don't choose a group by the end of the enrollment period, you're enrolled automatically.

Image of Groups page with options to join a group within a group set.

After you join a group, you can move to another group until the enrollment period ends.

Image of Groups page with a box highlighting options for the user to move to a new group.

Your instructor chooses whether to hide members of groups you can join. Members are hidden in groups where your instructor assigns membership.

Users whose accounts have been disabled are counted in the overall group enrollment total until the course membership or user is purged. 

Watch a video about Working in Groups

The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.

Video: Work in Groups in the Ultra Course View for Students