Can I group students in PowerSchool Learning for teamwork?
Can I group students enrolled in my class to work together on a WikiProject or Discussion?
Yes! You can create Groups to create "teams of students" who are enrolled on your roster and assign a Group WikiProject or Group Discussion.
In PowerSchool Learning, a teacher can configure Groups when viewing theEdit Rostertool or when creating a newWikiProjectorDiscussion.
Each Group, or individual team of students, will be contained within aGroup Set. A Group Set contains at least two (2) Groups of students, but can contain many more Groups if necessary. A Group Set doesnotneed to include all students from the Class Roster.
Pro-tip: You can assign a Group Discussion or Group WikiProject to only a single Group by creating a Group Set of only two Groups: one containing students, while the other is empty!
Here's how to set up a Group Set for your Class:
SelectManage Class > Edit Roster
Click the+Add Group Setbutton
Give your Group Set a name
Add students to each Group manually or click theAuto Distribute Studentsbutton to have the Groups auto-populated with students on the Class Roster
Once you are done, be sure to clickFinishto save your Group Set
Teachers will also have the ability touse or create Group Sets when creating a new Group Discussion or Group WikiProject. Groups that are created in this manner will be displayed with all other Class Groups on the Groups tab of the Edit Roster feature.
Groups are a great way to encourage teamwork and limit the size of students participating in Discussions. Make sure to have fun when creating Group Sets and feel free to create Groups which contain students from multiple Class Roster Sections to shake up new ideas!