Creating shared Groups for classes
Previously, Groups could only be set as specific to each tab - so Groups needed to be recreated in each section of Hapara.
Now, teachers can choose to set Groups at the class level, or to have individual Groups per Subject folder (Sub-tab) for each class:
Groups are also now shared between all teachers of a class -- when one teacher sets up Groups, any co-teachers will have access to them as well.
Class Groups interface
The Groups interface has been updated and teachers can now create up to 44 individual Groups in each class:
Expanded color palette
The Groups color palette has been expanded from 10 to 44, this gives teachers more choice in selecting colors that are more applicable to their Groups:
Larger color bars
Color bars in student panels have been updated to stretch the full width, so teachers can better see which students are assigned to:
Using Class Groups in Workspace
When your Class Groups are shared across tabs, you can now also use them in Hapara Workspace. To use Class Groups in a Workspace, navigate to the “Students & Groups” tab of your Workspace.
In the side panel, select the class you would like to add students from to open a list of Class Groups and individual students. Find the Class Group that you would like to use in your Workspace, and simply drag and drop the Class Group name into one of the Workspace Groups on the right.
This will copy the students from your Class Group into your Workspace Group. If you make changes to your Class Groups in Highlights or Dashboard after setting up your Workspace Group, those changes will not be reflected in the Workspace.
Remember, students can see the names of the Groups they are in, in Workspace and you may not want to use the same Group names you use elsewhere in Hapara.
For more on setting up Groups in Workspace, read this article.
To learn more about setting up Class Groups in Hapara, read this article.