Managing Groups

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The group feature in Scholar will allow you to create specialized assessments and assignments for these students which can grant these users the additional time they require, while giving the normal amount of time the other students in the class. The following two guides will walk through the usage in both tools and then discuss the connection with the Scholar Gradebook and how it will be affected by groups.

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Groups are subsets of participants for a given worksite. Groups are not preloaded with official course data, and can therefore be created by the instructor. Groups are useful to organize study groups, project teams, and other non-official subsets of worksite participants.

Note: When combining sections into a parent site, groups from the original sections will not be brought forward. However, each section behaves like a group on the parent site, i.e., group-aware tools recognize each section as a group.

You can use groups with the following tools:

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Accessing Groups

You can access groups with the Site Info and Site Setup tools.

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Creating a Group

To create a new group:

  1. Access the groups area of your site (see above).
  2. Click Create New Group.
  3. In the Title field, enter a title for your group (e.g., Project team 1).
  4. You may also add a text description.
  5. Select a site participant to add to the group from the window on the left.
  6. Click.
    • Repeat this step until you've added all the members you wish to the group. To select more than one member at a time, hold down the Ctrl key (in Windows) or the Command key (in Mac OS X), and select the members you wish to add.
    • Click >> to move all site participants to the right-hand window
    • Click < to remove any participants you do not want in the group.
  7. Click Add when you are finished.

To create a group containing all users with a specific role, click Auto Groups, check the role(s) that you want to create groups for, and then click Update.

Note: It is not possible to create a new group based on existing group (i.e., duplicate an existing group).

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Editing a Group

To edit a group:

  1. Access the groups area of your site (see above).
  2. Click Edit next to the group title.
  3. You may revise the Title and Description fields. You may also add or remove group members as described above.
  4. Click Update when you are finished.

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Deleting a Group

To delete a group:

  1. Access the groups area of your site (see above).
  2. Next to the group you wish to remove, check the box under Remove.
  3. Click Remove Checked.
  4. Click Delete Groups to confirm removal.

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