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Editing Groups in D2L

Once a set of groups has been created, the following changes can be made: changing the name of a category, adding or deleting groups from a category, and/or changing the name of individual groups in a category.

Unfortunately, how students are enrolled can not be changed.  Instead a new set of groups should be created, and the old set should be deleted. See Creating Groups for more information

Change the Name of a Category

  1. Select More from the course navigation bar.
  2. Select Groups.
  3. Select the category on the View Categories dropdown menu. (If there is only one category, it will be selected by default.) 
  4. The category and a list of its groups is displayed. Select the dropdown arrow next to the category name.
  5. Select Edit Category.
  6. Change the name of the category in the "Category Name" field.
  7. Select Save.

Add a Group to a Category

  1. Go to the Groups area.
  2. Select the category on the View Categories dropdown menu. (If there is only one category, it will be selected by default.) 
  3. The category and a list of its groups is displayed. Select the dropdown arrow next to the category name.
  4. Select Add Group. 
  5. The Add Group pop-up window will open. 
  6. (Optional) Change the name of the group in the "Group Name" field.
  7. Select Save. The new group will appear in the list of groups within the category. 

Delete a Category or a Group

  1. Go to the Groups area.
  2. Select the category on the View Categories dropdown menu. (If there is only one category, it will be selected by default.) 
  3. The category and a list of its groups will be displayed. Select the checkbox to the left of the name of the category or group to be deleted.
    • Note: If a category is deleted, all of its groups will also be deleted

  4. Select Delete [A].
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  5. A confirmation dialog box will open. Select Delete Groups/Categories. The dialog box will close, and the category and/or group will be deleted.

Change the Name of a Group

  1. Go to the Groups area.
  2. Select the group category on the View Categories dropdown menu. (If there is only one category, it will be selected by default.) 
  3. The category and a list of its groups is displayed. Select the name of the group.
  4. The Edit Group page will open. Edit the group name in the "Group Name" field.
  5. Select Save at the bottom of the page. The new group name will appear in the list of groups within the category. 

NEXT STEPS

After making changes to the groups, particularly if a new group has been added, make sure all of the students are enrolled in their respective groups. View Adding Students to Groups for more information.