Groups and Discussions

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Intended Audience

WSU instructors currently using Brightspace and interested in using groups in their Brightspace courses.


Groups are a means of organizing learners within a course offering into smaller units. Groups are individual org units that exist below course offerings in the org structure and have cross-functionality with multiple tools within the system. This article focuses on using discussions in a class with groups.

Setting up Group-based Discussions

Defining Discussions Topics for Groups

Best Practices

Instructional Resources

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use group discussion topics:

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