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Adding a personal discussion area to a D2L Brightspace course site

Instructors may wish to add a personal discussion area to their D2L Brightspace course site for private written communication with their students. In D2L Brightspace, there is a group category type called Single user, member-specific groups. This category type creates groups with one student from the classlist enrolled in each. Each group will be named with the first and last name of the student enrolled in it.

Instructors may wish to add a personal discussion area to their D2L Brightspace course site for private written communication with their students. In D2L Brightspace, there is a group category type called Single user, member-specific groups. This category type creates groups with one student from the classlist enrolled in each. Each group will be named with the first and last name of the student enrolled in it. 

  1. To create discussion groups for every student on the classlist, select Groups from the Activities menu while on your course D2L Brightspace site.Groups tool
  2. Click New Category. The category name will appear before the name of the student enrolled in the topic on the Discussions page. You may wish to call the category something such as “Personal Discussion Area for.”
  3. Click the dropdown arrow next to Enrollment Type and select Single user, member-specific group.Single User Group type
  4. Under Create Workspace, click the box next to Set up discussion areas.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click New Forum and in the resulting dialog box, enter a name such as Personal Discussion Area in the Title field. This name will appear on your list of discussions as the name of the category.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Create and Next.
  9. A summary of the creation of topics will appear. Click Done.
  10. Select Discussions from the Activities menu to confirm that Personal Discussion Areas have been created for your students.
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Keywords:D2L, Discussion, Groups   Doc ID:75973
Owner:Karla C.Group:UW-Extension and Colleges
Created:2017-08-23 13:27 CSTUpdated:2017-08-23 14:27 CST
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