[LON-CAPA-users] Re: batch creation of groups and group assignment.

Stefan Bisitz lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 04 Feb 2009 13:26:16 +0100

Hi Ray,

One way would be to use sections and then assign the users from the
sections to the groups. We used this the last semester successfully what
I describe as follows.

LON-CAPA automatically creates non existing sections when uploading a
classlist if the section column from your file is associated with the
LON-CAPA section field.

Then (or before) you should create your groups. Don't know a batch
creating for this.

Finally, add members to the groups, select to display only one section,
check all and add. This has to be done for all groups.

Maybe this is helpful. It's still a lot of work, but it's more a "select
all and click" job then compare two lists manually.

Stefan Bisitz

On 03.02.2009, 10:49 -0800, Ray Batchelor wrote:
> OK.... it looks as though "Group" is not an option to select when
> uploading a list of users.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Ray Batchelor <batchelo@sfu.ca>
> wrote:
>         Before you waste time replying.... I am already experimenting
>         with the "Upload Users List" feature.
>         I'll probably figure out what I want to do with that..... but
>         if you know of any glitches in using this for already enrolled
>         users, I'd be interested to know.
>         Cheers,
>         Ray
>         On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Ray Batchelor
>         <batchelo@sfu.ca> wrote:
>                 I'd like to quickly create about 50 Groups in a course
>                 and then upload a list of group assignments for 300
>                 students.
>                 Don't presently know how I might do this efficiently.
>                 Suggestions?
>                 Thanks!
>                 -- 
>                 Ray
>         -
> -- 
> Raymond J. Batchelor, Ph.D.
> Department of Chemistry
> Simon Fraser University
> Burnaby, BC
> Canada
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