Groups on SCRIPT allow staff/ tutor users to create groups of student users which can then be used to determine access to particular Rx tests in a more fine-grained manner than simple year restrictions.
To access the groups tools
To add a group enter a name for the group in the Manage Groups > Add group box, and click new.
You will then be presented with options to create multiple groups or a single group.
This option is the quickest way to create several groups. The system will take the chosen year cohort and divide it into a number of groups automatically.
The groups will then be created, in the example this will create 8 groups named semester 1 A, semester 1 B, semester 1 C... etc. The system will allocate the groups to be as close in number as possible. For example if the year is 85 students and 8 groups are created, each group would be allocated 10 students, with the remaing 5 students being allocated to the first 5 groups, one 'extra' student in each (giving 5 groups with 11 students, 3 groups with 10).
This determines if the group is tagged to be active for a particular academic session, or if you select 'all' the group will remain active and available regardless of the change in academic session from year to year. This latter option allows you to create groups that remain from year to year of a students degree.
Single groups can be created in two ways - either by adding or copy/ pasting lists of students, or manually selecting users from a list. The latter is only recommended when creating small groups as it can be very time consuming
This allows you to add a list of email addresses, perhaps from existing groups used elsewhere in your teaching
The group will be created.
This option allows you to see the full users list for your cluster, and by multi-selecting (Ctrl + click) users to create the group. This is not recommended except for creating small groups.
You can edit a group once it has been created to add or remove users, change it's name or adjust the 'active for session' value.
To edit a group:
You will be shown the group details in one tab, with the group members in a second tab.
To change the group details - name or active session
To change the group membership: