Group tool: Self Enrollment

The Group Self Enrollment Tool was built by the TU Delft to facilitate the self-enrollment process. By using this tool, Instructors and Course Managers are able to set up a self-enrollment process for students, monitor the entire self-enrollment process and push the student self enrollments to Brightspace to form permanent groups.

You can now also make self-enrollment groups with the Brightspace group tool. Our advice is to only use the Group Self Enrollment Tool when you want to have self-enrollment groups with various sizes or when you want to have a waiting list.

Each group in Brightspace has a maximum capacity of 200 participants and is restricted to 200 groups per category.

If you are satisfied with the group setup, you can click on Activate self-enrollment to activate the group function. In case you have set up a self-enrollment date, you then have the possibility to make any changes to the group until this set date. Click on Setup again in case you wish to do so. In case you’d like to make your groups available for self-enrollment immediately and overwrite the starting date, do this by simply clicking on Activate now.

Once a self-enrollment has been opened, the groups can no longer be adjusted. You must first push the groups to Brightspace and adjust groups using the Brightspace Group Tool (Course menu > Collaboration > Groups). Note that not all the regular Brightspace Group settings are available.
The pushed groups automatically get the type of  “# of groups, no Auto Enrollment”. This means that any adjustment of group size/number will have to be done manually for each student that needs to be added/changed and each group that needs to be adjusted. The capacity settings from the Group Self Enrollment tool are not visible once the groups are pushed to Brightspace so take note of them beforehand or use the logs.


How to use this to improve your course

  • Do not “Publish this Enrollment in Brightspace” without having any students.
  • Currently in The TU Delft Group Tool – Group Self Enrollment if you click “Publish this Enrollment in Brightspace” before all students are enrolled, the group gets automatically published under “Collaboration” > “Groups” and the category type reverts from “Self-Enrollment” to “# of Groups – No Auto Enrollments”.