Whether you organize students into “Houses” (think Harry Potter) or want to award points to sports teams, you can make a group to represent any collection of students. Students can exist in many groups, though they only have one account where their points are deposited.
Create a New Group
To create a new group, from the left-side “Main Menu” choose “Groups”, then click the plus sign. This will create a group assigned to the current user.
Name the Group
Be descriptive in naming groups, but you don’t need to include a teacher or staff name with it. The staff member who owns the group will have his or her name noted with the group, for example, “1st Period – 7th Grade ELA,” “Golf Team,” or “4th Grade”. Use the “Edit Owners” button to add additional owners to the group.
Add Students to the Group
After creating a group, you can add students by using the edit tab under the settings button.
- Search for the student in the “Add Student” search.
- Type the first few letters of the name.
- Once the student you want drops down, select the name to add the student to your group.
Add a Group to Your Favorites
Groups assigned to you will automatically be in the top section. but also you can favorite another user’s group by selecting the star in the upper right-hand corner. Also, you can favorite and unfavorite Grade Level Groups. Favorited groups and groups assigned to you will be available in the Groups screen of the Staff App.
Admin Creating a New Group
If a user has Admin permission, there will be an “Add New Student Group as Staff” in the “All User Groups” section at the bottom of the “Groups” screen. This allows the Admin user to create a group and assign it to another staff person. The admin can assign the group to be a homeroom if needed. Visit “How do I assign a student to a homeroom?”
Admins can also create groups Using the Group Importer. Visit the article to find out how!
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