Organize students into groups so they can interact with each other and demonstrate their knowledge while they learn to appreciate the perspective of others. In Ultra, students can participate in Group discussions, submit Group assignments, or take a Group test.

You can create course groups one at a time or in sets.

What you CAN do with Groups in UltraWhat you CAN'T do with Groups in Ultra

Create Groups one at a time or in sets

Convert Original Groups to Ultra Groups


Create self-enrolled groups

Set up a Group area for students


Add students to multiple GroupsAllow students to initiate a Group message

Set up a Group discussion

See → Bb Help: Ultra group discussions ↗︎

Set up a Group assignment
Set up a Group test
Send students a Group message
Automatically provide students with a Group accessible Collaborate session

Filter the gradebook by Group

See → How do I filter the Ultra gradebook by groups?

Batch create groups & enroll students into groups with a CSV file

See → Creating Course Groups in Blackboard

See → How do I batch import students into groups?

Set up a conditional availability rule for Groups

See → How do I release & hide content in Ultra?

Export Group information to CSV

The Groups tool is expected to evolve with feedback from faculty – tell us what you'd like to see and what is essential to your teaching process so we can let the Blackboard developers know!

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