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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Set up self-enrollment

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Set up self-enrollment in groups

Overview : Self-enrollment allows users to enroll in groups on their own. Use this option when you want users to choose their own group members or to be a part of a group on a topic that interests them.

  1. In the navbar, select the 'Communications' dropdown and choose the 'Groups' option. Once on the Manage Groups page, click on "New Category."

New Category


  1. Enter a Category Name and Description.

Name and Description


  1. Select one of the following options from the Enrollment Type drop-down list:
  • Groups of # - Self Enrollment
  • # of Groups - Self Enrollment
  • # of Groups, Capacity of # - Self Enrollment
  1. Depending on the chosen Enrollment Type, enter the Number of Groups to create, the Number of Users per group, or both.

Number of Users and groups

  1. To control self-enrollment availability dates, select the Set Self Enrollment Start Date and/or Set Self Enrollment Expiry Date check boxes and select dates and times from the mini calendar field.


  1. To associate discussion areas with the groups in the category, select Set up discussion areas.
  2. To associate locker areas with the groups in the category, select Set up lockers.
  3. To associate assignments with the groups in the category, select Set up assignments.
  4. Click Save.

Additional options and Save

Enroll in a Group

Modify Group Enrollment