How do I create and manage groups?

Creating Groups

 

Click the "People" icon located on the course that needs groups.

 

 

Click the "Tools" icon loacted in the top toolbar.

 

 

Click "Manage groups".

 

 

Click the "New group set" button to begin creating groups.

 

 

In the popup window:

  1. Enter a "Group prefix". Each group that is generated uses this prefix and a number to indicate that they’re part of the same group set.
  2. Choose your group creation method.
    • If "Fixed number of groups" is chosen, specify the number of groups.
    • If "Target number of students" is chosen per group, specify the number of students per group.
  3. Choose a "Group assignment" method from the dropdown list.
  4. Click "Generate".

 

 

How to Manually Create Groups ( to select specific students)

 

Click the "People" icon located on the course that needs groups.

 

 

Click the "Tools" icon loacted in the top toolbar.

 

 

Click "Manage groups".

 

 

Click the "New group set" button to begin creating groups.

 

 

Create a "Group set name".

 

 

Click "Add Groups" as many times as it takes to get the desired number of groups.

 

 

Change the name of each group by clicking the "Editor" icon and typing in the desired name. Click the check mark button next to the new name to confirm.

 

 

Add students to groups by clicking the cells that align with each student and the group you want to place them in.

Click "Save".

 

 

The Manage Groups Screen

 

Click the "People" icon located on the course that needs groups.

 

 

Click the "Tools" icon loacted in the top toolbar.

 

 

Click "Manage groups".

 

 

Click the group that needs editing.

 

 

From here edit the group as needed and click "SAVE".

 

 

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.

 

 

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Creating groups

To create groups, open the Students tool and:

  1. Click Groups in the toolbar.
  2. Click New Group Set in the toolbar.
  3. Enter a Group prefix; each group that is generated uses this prefix and a number to indicate that they’re part of the same group set.
  4. Choose your group creation method.
    • If you choose Fixed number of groups, you need to specify the number of groups.
    • If you choose Target number of students per group, you need to specify the number of students per group.
  5. Choose a Group assignment method from the dropdown list.
  6. Click Generate.
Creating groups

How to Manually Create Groups ( to select specific students)

You can also create groups manually:

Open People using the Main Menu and select the desired course.

Click Groups in the toolbar; the Generate Groups window opens by default, so click Cancel.

  1. Click New Group Set in the toolbar.
  2. Create a Group set name.
  3. Click Add Group for each group you want in the set.
  4. Add students to groups by clicking the cells that align with each student and the group you want to place them in.
  5. Click Save.
How to Manually Create Groups ( to select specific students)

The Manage Groups Screen

With the Manage Groups screen, you can:

  1. Select an existing Group Set from the dropdown.
  2. Clone or Delete the selected Group Set from the toolbar.
  3. Create a New Group Set from the toolbar. This automatically opens the Generate Groupswindow:
    • If you want to automatically generate groups, jump to Step 5 the Generate Groups section.
    • If you don't want to automatically generate the groups, click Cancel and create your groups manually with the tools described in this list.
  4. Edit the Group set namefor the selectedGroup Set.
  5. Choose to limit each person to membership in one group.
  6. Choose how to display student performance (this selection impacts some of theGroup Assignment options in the Generate Groups screen):
    • Select Show course %to use overall performance.
    • Select Show activity % and choose the desired course in the dropdown that appears next to it to use performance on a specific activity.
  7. Add Groups to theGroup Set.
  8. Clear All students from the assigned groups.
  9. Automatically Generate Groups (Step 5).
  10. Move students between groups by clicking the cell that aligns with the student and the group you want to place them in.
  11. Edit group names by clicking thepencil icon (edit), and delete groups by clicking the garbage can icon (delete).
  12. Save all changes.

This feature is so quick that you can create groups during class without losing engagement with your students.

Tips

  • You can also create and manage groups when setting up group assignments in the Course Editor.
  • You can sort by group by clicking on the header at the top of each column
  • Creating Groups-YouTube Video
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