Documentation:Faculty of Arts/Online Teaching Resources/Groups

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Creating Groups

Howcan red.jpg How can I use this tool?

In order to complete group projects, WebCT Vista's "Group Manager" tool automatically generates your lists, allows students to sign up on a list, or allows you to manually split your students into groups.

  • Have your students work on a research topic or presentation as a group, even from a distance.
  • Put your students into "discussion groups" to discuss specific topics.

Things consider red.jpg Considerations

  • Sign-up Sheets: Once a student has put their name on a sign-up sheet, they cannot remove themselves if they change their mind. The instrutor will need to manually remove the student from the list before they can sign-up on a new topic.
  • Sign-up Sheets on Homepage: Sign-up sheets can only be placed on the homepage. They cannot be included in a learning module.

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Print PDF Instructions

View Flash Video (Courtesy of Utah State University)

The PDF and Flash Video will demonstrate how to do the following:

  • Create a group
  • Create a custom group
  • Create multiple groups
  • Create a sign-up sheet


Additional Flash Videos (Courtesy of Arts ISIT)

→ Sending a mail message to the group (Print PDF Instructions)

→ Create Group Discussion Boards (Print PDF Instructions)