1. Viewing Groups
  2. Self-Enroll in a Group
  3. Using a Group Locker
    1. To upload a file
    2. To create a file
    3. To organize a locker using folders

Instructors can create groups of students in Brightspace to use for group assignments, discussion groups and more. It is possible that a student can be in more than one group in a course. Students can be placed randomly in a group, or may be able to select their own.

Lockers provide online file storage within Brightspace. Groups may have a shared locker where files can be uploaded and shared with group members and the instructor. While each student has a personal locker, it is not recommended to use this as a personal file management, as it is limited to 10MB of content and is only accessible through the groups tool.

NOTE: While lockers are a good place to share files with group members, it is recommended to use OneDrive for any collaborative document or live-editing needs.

Viewing Groups

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne username and password.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses or the course selector grid 
  3. Click Tools in the course navbar.               
  4. Click Groups.
  5. You will see a list of the groups you are a member for the present course.
  6. Click the number in the Members column to view all group members.
  7. Click the email icon email icon in the Email column to send an email to the group.

Self-Enroll in a Group

If an instructor has enabled group self-selection, students will need to sign up for a group of their choosing. These groups will have likely restrictions on how many students can join. 

  1. Click Tools in the course navbar.               
  2. Click Groups.
  3. Click View Available Groups.
  4. Review the groups currently available. If other students have enrolled in a group, click the number in the Members column to see the list of students currently enrolled.
  5. Click Join Group to join a group.

You are now a member of the group.

Using a Group Locker

  1. Click Tools in the navbar.                         
  2. Click Groups.
  3. Click Group Files under the Locker column to open a group locker.
    NOTE: If you do not see Group Files listed in the Locker column, there is no locker for this group.
  1. Any files uploaded to the locker will be listed on this page.
  2. Click a file name to open the file.

To upload a file

  1. Click Tools in the navbar.                         
  2. Click Groups.
  3. Click Group Files under the Locker column to open a group locker.
  4. Click Upload Files.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. Click the file to upload from your computer. 
    TIP: Ensure the file has a descriptive name to identify it. Add any additional information in the Description box. The description will display under the file name in the locker.
  1. Click Save.

The file is now uploaded and is accessible to all group members.

To create a file

Create a simple word file directly in a group locker.

  1. Click Tools in the navbar.                         
  2. Click Groups.
  3. Click Group Files under the Locker column to open a group locker. 
  4. Click New File.
  5. Type a descriptive file name.
  6. Type the file text. Use the HTML editor to add any formatting, photos, videos or text styles.
  7. Click Save.

The file is now created and will be accessible to all group members.

To organize a locker using folders

Organize the files in a locker by creating folders.

  1. Click Tools in the navbar.
  2. Click Groups.
  3. Click Group Files under the Locker column to open a group locker.
  4. Click New Folder.
  5. Type a descriptive folder name.
  6. Click Create.
  7. Select the files to add to the new folder by clicking the selection box beside the file name.
  8. Click Move.
  9. Click the folder name to move them to.
  10. Click Move.

The files will now be saved in a folder. Create multiple files to further organize the locker.

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