How to use bulk group enrollments within GroupTool
When many students need to be enrolled at once, using an excel file will help you ease the workload. For this, you can use the GroupTool incorporated into Brightspace.
This article will explain:
- how to use GroupTool's import/export features
GroupTool Import/Export features
Navigate to your Brightspace course page. Then, in the green navigation bar
- Click Communication
- Click GroupTool, which will open a new tab in the browser
At the bottom of the new window,
3. Click the download button next to Export Groups Excel to export an Excel file with the appropriate format
Before exporting the file, make sure you have already created the categories and the groups in Brightspace
The exported Excel file should look like in the image below, if no groups have been created yet:
In this file, you can insert the appropriate category names under Categories and group names under Groups.
In order to enroll a student in several groups, duplicate the row with her/his user name (see the example in the image below on how it should be filled in).
Make sure that the users added are part of the Brightspace course Classlist or you will receive an error.
After you edited the exported Excel file and saved the changes,
4. Click the button Choose file next to Import Groups Excel at the bottom of the window
You will receive a notification of a successful import and the changes will be applied immediately. You can now close the tab and return to your Brightspace course page.
You now know how to bulk enroll groups within the GroupTool!