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To enter the Groups Management system, click Groups in your course menu.

All Groups Page

The links at the top of the page will sort by All Groups, Group Sets, or All UsersAll Groups is the default view. It contains columns with details about the groups in your course.

Bulk Actions

The Bulk Actions drop down allows you to Delete Groups, or Create Smart View for Group

A smart view is a focused look at the Grade Center. It shows only the columns that match a set of criteria, and the view is saved for continued use. When the Grade Center includes a great number of students and columns, you can use smart views to quickly find data.

View Options

After you create groups, you can make tools available or unavailable on the All Groups Page.

  1. Click View Options and then Show Tool Availability.

  2. Once you can see the tool availability you simply click a check mark to make it unavailable. This will make an X appear.

  3. Click the X again to make the tool available again. 


All Users Page

On the All Users page, you can very easily see which groups students belong to (if any), search for users, add multiple users to a group, and delete users from groups.


Importing and Exporting Groups

You can export a CSV (comma-separated value) file containing your existing groups and group members, reorganize as needed offline, and then import them.

You can use the import and export functions to add new users and groups, but you cannot remove users or groups. During these processes, you cannot add new users to your course.

For more information, check out Blackboard's documentation about importing and exporting Groups.


For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk