Groups (Teacher)

Our Groups tutorial will help you to learn how to setup and manage Groups.

 

Groups are private to each individual teacher and are a way to group any users across the school together. A user does not need to be part of a class that you teach in order to be added to a group.

 

For example, a head of department might want to create a group containing all of the teachers within their department. This will make it much easier to share documents through the quick share feature and to set assignments to groups of users who are not in a class together.

Managing Groups Video

Groups are private to each individual teacher and are a way to group any users across the school together. A user does not need to be part of a class that you teach in order to be added to a group. For example, a head of department might want to create a group containing all of the teachers within their department. This will make it much easier to share documents through the quick share feature and to set assignments to groups of users who are not in a class together.

Adding a new Group

Groups are really easy to set up. Login as a Teacher or Administrator and click on the 
Screenshot showing 'My Groups' menu link
menu link to take you to your groups page.

To create a new group, click on the 
Screenshot showing 'Add a New Group' button
button and enter your Group name and a description so you know what each group is for.

Screenshot showing the modal for new group setup

Adding and Removing Group Members

Add Users to Your Group

Once your group is created, to add users to the group, start typing their user name into the search box. This will search all of the users across your school; students, teachers and administrators. Anyone with an Office 365 account who is not hidden will be searched.

Screenshot showing user add box

When you have found the user you are looking for, click on their name and they will be added to the list of Current users.

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Groups can be used for any combination of users, e.g. a head teacher could have a group of all of their heads of departments, a music teacher could have a group for everyone they teach Piano to or you could create a group of teachers and students who are acting in the school play.

 

Remove a User From a Group

To remove a user from a group you just need to click on the delete icon to the right of their name under Current users and they will disappear.

Screenshot showing user with delete button visible