How do I create and manage groups?

Use Buzz’s Manage Groups feature to remove the guesswork from directing group work

Generate groups

Once you've created groups, you can send group messages, assign group activities, create quick intervention tasks for them, assign group grades, award group badges, and filter your list views with them.

Use Buzz to automatically generate groups:

  1. Open People using the Main Menu and select the desired course.
  2. Click Groups in the toolbar. The Generate Groups window should open by default; if it doesn't, click Generate Groups on the left side of the screen.
  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.
Generate groups

Manually create groups

You can also create groups manually:

  1. Open People using the Main Menu and select the desired course.
  2. Click Groups in the toolbar; the Generate Groups window opens by default, so click Cancel.
  3. Click New Group Set in the toolbar.
  4. Create a Group set name.
  5. Click Add Group for each group you want in the set.
  6. Add students to groups by clicking the cells that align with each student and the group you want to place them in.
  7. Click Save.
Manually create groups

Manage groups

To manage a group:

  1. Open People using the Main Menu and select the desired course.
  2. Click Groups in the toolbar; the Generate Groups window opens by default, so click Cancel.
  3. Select the desired group from the Group Set dropdown. From here, you can:
    • Provide or edit the group set name.
    • Choose to limit each person to membership in one group.
    • Move students between groups by clicking the cell that aligns with the student and the group you want to place them in.
    • Edit group names by clicking the pencil icon (edit).
    • Delete groups by clicking the garbage can icon (delete).
    • Click Add Group.
    • Clear All students from the assigned groups.
    • Clone and Delete entire group sets using the buttons in the toolbar.
    • Save your changes.
    • Switch between sets using the Group Set dropdown.
Manage groups

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Tips

  • You can also create and manage groups when setting up group assignments in the Curriculum Map or the Editor tool if it's enabled.

Comments

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    Marc Collins
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    Cecilio Jaramillo

    Do groups all have to be enrolled in the same course? I run a credit recovery program, and several classes were all the students are enrolled in different courses. How can I group these so I can see just 1 class at a time?

     

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    Scott Taylor
    Agilix team member

    Groups are limited to users in the same course, there is not currently a way to group students together outside of the same course.