Course administration app
The Course administration app is used to link students and teachers to a Course or an Offering level by creating groups on the desired level and bringing students and teachers together in those groups.
These groups allow teachers to track their students progress and score their tests, and enroll students for courses. Once a teacher is added to a group, the group becomes available in all teacher apps.
The app shows an overview of the Offerings, Offering levels and Courses as created in the Educational structure app. The small circular badges with a number will show the amount of groups attached to the Offering level or Course if any.
Summar.io knows two types of groups; Administrative- and Learning groups.
An Administrative Group in Summar.io is used to group students in a way that makes sense from an administrative point of view. Administrative groups are defined on offering levels. As such they can reflect the way an educational institute is organised. A base group is an example of an Administrative group.
A Learning Group is the fundamental concept in Summar.io to describe the social and collaborative context in which students and teachers work. A group of students working on the same course is an example of a learning group. As such, learning groups are defined on a course level. Note: learning groups are also used to create inboxes in the Scoring app.
Each group should have at least one teacher and one or more students.
Administrative groups are added on an Offering level, Learning groups are created on a Course level.
To add a group;
- Click on the offering for which the group is to be created.;
- Click on the desired offering level or course. The 'Manage groups' button on the lower right corner of the window should become activated after selecting these;
- Click the 'Manage groups' button;
- Add a group by clicking the 'Add group' button;
- Fill in the group's name and click 'Create'. The newly created group is now selected and ready to be filled;
- Drag students and teachers from the right part of the screen to the appointed places in the group overview. The group is automatically saved after each change.
It is also possible to add students from another group. By using the button 'Add students from another group' the following dialog will be shown.
By selecting a school period and a group, a list of students is shown that you can add to a new group.
By using the button 'Add students to "group name"' the students are added to the new group.
After adding students to the group, a small circular badge will show the amount of students added to the group.
Editing or removing groups
To edit or remove groups, select the Offering level or Course that contains the group, and click 'Manage groups'. Select the desired group by clicking on it to start making changes.
Use the pencil icon to change the group's name.
Use the "X" button to on the group itself remove the group.
Use the "X" button on students and teachers to remove them from the group.
The group is automatically saved after each change.