How to use bulk Group enrolments

In this article, you will find information about bulk group enrolments.

This manual will show:

Beware: this instruction only applies in case you want to make use of pre-defined student groups and have more than 50 students in the course. Otherwise, the fastest way is to manually add the students to the groups.

Bulk group enrollments

In this instruction, you are going to create a list of student groups using Excel with the purpose of sending the file to Brightspace support. They will then process this Excel sheet for you (create the groups and enrol the students).

Please be aware that the preferred way of working is to let the Brightspace Helpdesk create the group categories as well. If you wish to create the group categories yourself please make sure to use a unique “Group Prefix” for each group category you create in the same course. Otherwise, it is not possible to distinguish the various groups with the admin tool and students cannot be batch enrolled.

  1. Create your groups within Excel by inserting group name rows and cutting and pasting student rows in the groups. Please have the email address (or WUR-account) in column A, and the EXACT group name as it is named in the course in column B
Excel with groups
  1. After your editing, save the Excel sheet and send it to the Brightspace helpdesk


You will receive a confirmation by email that a Planon ticket has been created for your request


You now know how to create an Excel sheet that can be used to bulk enrol pre-defined groups!