Assign content to groups

What is it?

Assigning content to groups is a feature in Blackboard that allows you to allocate a piece of your course content to a selected group of students.

What does it do?

Assigning content to groups is good for collaborative work such as assessments, tests, and discussion boards. It cannot be used for Turnitin.

  • Assign tests and assignments to students
  • Assign discussion boards to students
  • Select or randomly assign a group to content

What should I know?

Step 1: Navigate to your course content Assessment Area and select your test or assignment (you can also assign groups to discussion boards).

Blackboard ultra module assessment area

Step 2: Select the Settings cog wheel

Blackboard ultra assignment screen highlighting the cog wheel in the assignment settings area

Step 3: Select Assign to groups and select a group of students to assign the content to and save

Blackboard ultra assignment settings additional tools screen highlighting the assigned groups segment and the save button

Step 4: Once you are back to the settings panel, save your work.

Note: When attempting to assign content to a group, you may get an error message. This is because come of the settings are not compatible with this feature. For example, ensure that you have your attempts set to 1 and anonymous marking is deactivated.

Updated on 09/09/2021

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