Each group represents a collection of students or teachers*. Assessments and Bookshelf Resources can be assigned to unique groups of students within the platform.

Select Classes, then Students.

Select the ellipsis at the top of the page and select Add to Group.

Using the drop down, select the class you wish to view.

Select New.

Enter the appropriate title of the Group and select the color from the list. When satisfied, select Add.

Now your new Group is created and you can use it at any point in the future.

To finish assigning the Group…

1. Select the desired Group (or Groups) from the list

2. Select the desired student(s)

3. Select Save 

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Student Groups FAQ

  • What can I use student groups for? Many things! You can assign assessments, assign lessons, and share resources with student groups. Here are some specific examples: give a modified assessment, share enrichment resources, identify students who need extra help, keep track of student clubs, such as Book Club....and many more!
  • How can I see what students are in each group? Click here to see how you can view the students in each group.
  • Is there a rule to the order the groups are listed for a student? Yes; the group indicators are listed alphanumerically left-to-right , first by district groups, followed by teacher created groups.
  • Can I share groups with other teachers? You can share groups by making teachers a co-teacher of your class. Any co-teacher of any class will be able to see and use the groups created for that class.
  • Who can see the groups I've created? Only you and any co-teachers in your class. Students, parents, administrators, and other teachers aren't able to see your student groups.
  • Who can add or delete new groups (or add/delete students from groups)? Only the teacher and any co-teachers of the class.
  • What's the difference between a solid and half-shaded circle? The solid circle represents a district created group. The half-shaded circle represents a teacher created group.


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