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Creating a New Group
Groups are organized collections of Test-takers who will be taking the same assessments throughout the duration of a course of study. Examples of a group include Laboratory Sections, Discussion Groups, or just about any cohort or subdivision of students that will be assessed using the same examinations, the same test administrators, and the same grading criteria as others within their group. Since a group is made up of individual Test-takers, it is necessary to have each Test-taker's meta-data entered in already before assigning them.
Step 1: In the Assessment Builder Bar, select Groups. In the Groups Library, click on a desired class, or on the Groups folder itself.
This brings up in the button bank below the Library, in addition to New Class, New Group, Export, Import, and List. The Properties button can be found in the Action Bar located above the main canvas. If a New Class (folder) is required, click on New Class and rename the label (folder name) accordingly (do not get class confused with group – class in this instance means a folder, while a Group can mean a class, section, or any other desired cohort of students). Otherwise, continue to the next step.
Step 2: After clicking on the class within which the Group is supposed to be stored, click New Group to create it.
This brings up an Edit Group pane for a newly created group. Rename the Group through the Label field, if desired, and then hit the blue Save button
Step 3: Populate the group
Below the Edit group pane are two other panes, the Select group test takers pane to the left, and the Deliveries pane to the right. To select Test-takers for the group, review the names in the left pane and select by check-mark Group participants, before hitting the blue Save button for that pane. If a delivery has been assembled already, it will appear in the right pane, and it should be selected before hitting the blue Save button for that pane.