Q. Where do I see myself in a group if I added myself and how do the students know they are in a group?
A. You can see who is in a group by going to Control Panel, then clicking on Manage Groups in the User Management panel. Click on the Modify button for the group you want to see, then click on List Users in Group. As instructor, you have access to all groups and do not need to add yourself, and you will not see yourself listed there.
When students who have been added to a group enter your course, they should click on the Communication menu button, then on the Group Pages link. There, they will see a list of all the groups you have created, but only the name of the group they are in will appear as an active link that will give them access to the group when they click on it.
Tip: If you type the names of the group members into the Description box when you create or modify the group, you and your students can easily see who is a member without entering the group.