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Participate in groups

Self-enroll in a group

Your instructor may ask you to enroll yourself into a working group, using the Groups tool.


Note: Keep in mind that the instructor has to specifically set up the group so that the students may self-enroll.


  1. Start by going into your D2L course shell, and into the Groups tool (most likely found under Communication > Groups).
  1. Ignore the groups that you see listed, and click the blue 'View Available Groups' button near the top of the page.
  1. Some self-enroll groups will have an 'Expiry Date', meaning you will only have an opportunity to choose a group until that date.
  2. If you wish to see the names of the other people that have already joined a group, click the link in the 'Members' column.
  3. Some self-enroll groups allow a limited number of group members to join. Once a group is full, the 'Join Group' link will disappear.
  4. Once you have located the group you wish to join, click the corresponding 'Join Group' link, on the right.
  1. Once you have joined a group, it will appear in the 'My Groups' section of your Groups tool.

Leave a self-enroll group before the expiry date

The situation may arise where you need to leave a self-enroll group before the expiry date, perhaps to join another group.

  1. Start by going into your D2L course shell, and into the Groups tool (most likely found under Communication > Groups).
  1. Find the group name in the list of groups that you belong to. To leave the group, click on the Leave group link, located to the right of the group name.
  1. Confirm that you wish to leave the group by selecting OK in the dialogue box.