D2L groups can be created, with associated dropbox folders and discussion topics, using the D2L Group Set-Up Wizard.  Before creating D2L groups, please ensure that you have completed the Gradebook Set-up Wizard (see below).

If there is more than one assessment item in the group project, you may want to use gradebook categories.

Gradebook Set-up Wizard:

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For an alternate method for setting up groups, where students sign up for different projects/topics, and rate their choices, check out the Student Signup Manager.  This tool was developed in-house.