Virtual Classroom | Restricted meetings for group work

Brightspace Groups and Group categories are not recognisable by the Virtual Classroom. A workaround for this issue is to create a restriction based on Group Enrolment. 

In this article you will learn how to:

 For more information, please visit Virtual Classroom | How to create and add a meeting

When creating a meeting in the Virtual Classroom, please make sure to select the option Invite Entire Class 

Accessing Virtual Classroom via Content

Navigate to your course, in the green navigation bar,

1. Click on Content

2. Select the (sub)module where the Virtual Classroom meeting is located

3. Click on the downward arrow next to the Virtual Classroom name, a drop-down menu will appear

4. Click on Edit Properties In-place


Brightspace course > Content > Select the Module where the Virtual Classroom is linked to > Click on the downward arrow next to the name of the VC > a drop-down menu will appear > click on Edit Properties In-place

Creating Group Restricted meetings

Additional settings will appear underneath the Virtual Classroom name,

5. Click on Add dates and restrictions... 

Additional settings will appear under the Virtual Classrooms name

In order to edit the restrictions settings, under Release Conditions

6. Click on Create

Dates and restrictions settings will appear > Under Release Conditions > Click on Create

A pop-up window Create a Release Condition will open, under Condition Type

7. Click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear and

8. Select Group Enrolment


Create a Release Condition pop-up > Under Condition Type click on downward arrow > a drop-down menu will appear > Click on Group Enrolment

In the Condition Details section, under the heading Group

9. Click on the downward arrow, a drop-down menu will appear

10. Select a Group

Condition Details will appear > Click on the downward arrow > Select a Group from the drop-down menu

11. Click on Create

Once the Release Conditions have been created > Click on Create

The pop-up window will close,

12. Click on Update

release condition created in activity details

For more information, please visit How to enrol / unenrol students to a Group

The Group Restriction has been successfully created! The Virtual Classroom will only be seen by the students enroled in Group 1. 

Release Condition created and linked to the Content


You know now how to create Group restricted meetings for the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace!