Getting Started with Courses and Groups

Courses and Groups provides tools for course and group management. Administrators and Content Creators can see group members, review invitations, and issue group invitations, as well as edit group details. Most organizations will use LTI-integration to propagate course and user information. See the Courses and Groups video for more information.

The Courses and Groups Page

The Courses and Groups page includes a generously sized left-side menu listing all groups available to the user; for Administrators, this is all courses in the institution. For Content Creators, it is only their own courses or groups.

When a group is opened, basic information about the group appears, including Group Owners, Group Members, and Users Invited. In addition, users may see the course Identifier, Platform Unique ID, and Organization.

Add Group

The Add Group button, located near the top of the page, enables Content Creators and Administrators to create a new group. This is only necessary when organizations are not using LTI-integration to propagate user and course information. See Creating your Course for more information.

Invite Members

To invite new members to a group, simply choose the group in the left-side menu and select Invite. Members can be invited one-by-one, or by uploading a .csv spreadsheet. For more help with adding and inviting members, see Adding Users via Email and Adding Bulk Users.

Editing Group Information

The Edit button allows access to basic course or group information, including the Class Name, Course Code, Course Term/Section, and whether or not students have publishing rights in the course. For more information, you can review Editing a Course.