(Administrator) What Are Class Groups?

Sarah Smith -

 

 When reviewing student course enrollment requests, we’ve added in a new option to allow users to accept students automatically into all of the classes currently associated with the course (Though this is not required, and you can still have them sign up for classes individually).  This should hopefully cut down on the work on both the student's side (as they would not need to request enrollment in each individual class within a course), and on the admin side (as you would not have to accept every class enrollment request for every student in every class).

However, you may not want to accept a student into all of the classes associated with a course, but only some of them.  You might have different students enrolling in different classes at different times within a course, or perhaps you have AM and PM lab classes and wouldn’t want to accept a single student into both.  This is where “Class Groups” comes in.

From your dashboard, go to the “Active Courses” tile and then select “Manage Courses”.  From here, click “edit” next to the name of a course you would like to set up Class Groups for and select the “Class Groups” tab.  If you select “+ New Class Group” on the right, it will give you the option to create a Class Group.

A Class Group would be a set group of classes within this course (across both programs), that a student may need to be enrolled in.  So if you have an AM group of students, you could select any of the classes they would need to be enrolled in for both Platinum Planner and EMSTesting (assuming this course has classes created in both programs), give the group a name near the top of the window (ex. AM - Paramedic 2017-2018), and then save the group.  You can repeat this process for as many groups as you need, and classes can exist in multiple groups (ex. The AM and PM lab classes in Platinum Planner may both share the same clinical class.  So the AM Lab class and the Clinical class could be in a group, and the PM Lab class and the Clinical class could be in a different group).

Once you’ve created and saved a Class Group, when you go to accept students into a course, you will have dropdown options for “Select The Class Group(s) To Auto-Enroll This Student Into After Payment Has Been Processed” that will include any Class Groups you have created associated with the course the student signed up for.

 

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