Groups tool in the LMS

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Creating groups

Groups can now be uploaded from the import button using a csv file. This makes the creation and allocation of students to multiple groups easier, allowing for faster creation of groups for UoS websites with large student cohorts. Students can be added to multiple groups using a csv file update.

Download example csv files and the quick guide (PDF) from the links on right hand side.

Export group list

Group lists can be downloaded for reorganising groups and uploaded again using the import function.

Download a PDF guide to creating groups from the right-hand side feature pane or download an example .csv spreadsheet to upload your groups.

Suggested workflow

Create the Groups manually using 'Group sets', and then export the excel file to add students to the group. Group sets mean that you cannot enrol the same student in multiple groups.

TIP: Save your .csv files as 'windows .csv' if you are on MAC

Watch a demonstration video

Smart views automatically created for Groups

Smart views are created automatically in the Grade Centre from the Groups tool. You can also make these smart views appear as quick links in the left-hand menu for your tutors by selecting them as a favourite from the ‘Manage’ menu in the full Grade Centre.

How to make a Smart Group a favourite
Select the 'star' icon to make the 'Smart group' appear in your left-hand side menu under 'Grade Centre'.