Assignments | How to use an existing Assignment for groups

This manual assumes an assignment has already been made and should now be assigned to groups. To create a new assignment see How to create an Assignment.

This article shows how to:

The modification from an existing Individual Assignment to a Group Assignment can only be made if the Assignment has no submissions.

Selecting the assignment

Navigate to your course, in the green navigation bar

  1. Click on Assessments, a drop-down menu will appear
  2. Click on Assignments
In the navigation bar click on Assessment, a drop-down menu will appear then click on Assignments

This action will open the Assignment Homepage. Choose the assignment to be assigned to groups, next to the name of the assignment.

  1. Click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear
  2. Click on Edit Assignment


Choose the assignment you wish you assign to groups, click on the downward arrow next to the name of the assignment, a drop-down menu will appear click on edit assignment

Changing Assignment Type to group

This action will open the Edit Assignment Homepage, on the right side of the page,

  1. Click on Submission & Completion
Edit Assignment Homepage opens

A menu will unfold, under Assignment Type,

  1. Tick the box next to Group Assignment, the heading Group Category will appear
  2. Click on the downward arrow, a drop-menu will appear with the different group categories
  3. Select the group category of your choice

This assignment will be available for all the groups of the group category. 

Tick the box next to Group Assignment

At the bottom of the window,

  1. Click on the blue button Save and Close to save the changes

You can click on the button next to Visibility to make the assignment invisible to users

Click on the blue Save and Close button

Now you know how to use an existing assignment for groups in Brightspace!

Want to know more about Assignments in Brightspace?

Please visit: