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How do I create individual, private spaces for discussion with each of my students?

These instructions assume you have already logged in to D2L and entered the course in which you wish to work.

  1. Click on "Communication" in the navigation bar.
  2. Select "Groups" from the menu that opens.
  3. Click the "New Category" button.
  4. In the "Category Name" box, type a name (e.g. "Journal") for the set of groups you are creating.
  5. Change the "Enrollment Type" to "Groups of #".
  6. In the "Number Of Users" box, type the number "1".
  7. Under "Advanced Properties", if check boxes are not visible, click "Show Advanced Properties".
  8. Check the box for "Auto-Enroll New Users".
  9. Check the box for "Randomize users in Groups".
  10. Under "Additional Options", if check boxes are not visible, click "Expand the additional options".
  11. Check the box for "Set up Discussion areas".
  12. Click the "Save" button.
  13. Click "New Forum".
  14. In the "New Forum" window that opens:
    1. In the Title box, type a name (e.g. "Journal") for the set of forums you are creating.
    2. (Optional) In the Description box, type an explanation of how your students should use their private discussion spaces.
    3. Click the "Save" button.
  15. Click the "Create and Next" button.
  16. Click the "Done" button.
  17. Click the "Save" button.

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