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How to add and/or remove students to/from groups in GroupTool

GroupTool is based on the groups created via the Brightspace Groups. This means the enrollments of students in a group you see in GroupTool are linked to the enrollments made in the Brightspace Group.

However, in GroupTool there is a possibility to edit this enrollment.

The GroupTool is not  available to everyone.  You will be informed when the tool is available for you and and your course.

How to add a student to a group in the GroupTool

First, access the GroupTool. When new tab is open, in the left vertical bar select the Groups feature. In the Students panel,

  1. Click on the Selectbox at the left side of the student(s) name, that needs to be added to a group

    Then
  2. Click on the blue Add button in the next panel
add a student

This action will automatically add the selected students to the group. As soon as this is completed, a confirmation pop up message will appear.

On the Students panel there would be also a green circle on the right side of the students name, indicating that the the student has been successfully added to the group.

How to remove a student from a group in the GroupTool

While in the Groups section, on the Brightspace groups panel first select the category and then the group that needs to be edited.  Under the Group Enrollments a list will appear. To remove a student,

  1. Click on the Selectbox next to the student(s) name which needs to be removed from the group. 
  2. Then, click the blue Remove button.
remove a student

This action will automatically remove the students from the group. As soon as this is completed, a pop up message will appear confirming the removal.

On the Students panel there would be also no circle on the right side of the students name, indicating that the removal was successful.

Now you know how to add/or remove students to/from groups in the GroupTool!