Overview of Course groups

Course groups can be set up in the ePortfolio software for the following purposes:

  • To track the assessment results for a particular group of students assessed by the course group owner (one staff member only).

Note: If you need to track the assessment results for a particular group of students for all assessors you should use an Advisor group (refer to Create an ePortfolio Advisor group guide).

  • Used in Results Live reporting to filter the results so only the results from the Course group are displayed. Results from all assessors are displayded.
  • Used in Journal Response Reporting reporting to filter the results so only the results from the Course group are displayed. Results from all assesors are displayed.

Note: Any group of students can be added to an ePortfolio Course group. i.e. Course group, Tutorial group, Practical group, project group or assignment group.

Course group naming convensions

Follow the following naming convensions when creating groups:

  • Course, CourseCode-YYYYSX, i.e. ABCD1234-2018S1
  • Tutorial group, CourseCode-YYYYSX-TutXX, i.e. ABCD1234-2018S2-Tut03
  • Practical group, CourseCode-YYYYSX-PracXX, i.e. ABCD1234-2018Summer-Prac10
  • Project or assignment group, CourseCode-YYYYSX-Projectgroupname, i.e. ABCD1234-2018S1-Project04

Create a Course group (small group)

  1. Click on any ePortfolio link in your course.
  2. The ePortfolio landing page will be displayed.
  3. Follow the steps in the Create a Course Group guide by Chalk&Wire.

Create a Course group (large group)

The below instructions can be used to create Course groups for whole Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course groups, SI-net Tutorial, SI-net Practical and Blackboard created groups. i.e. project or assignment groups.

Copy course member usernames

Course group

  1. From the Control Panel select Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

Grade Centre - Full Grade Centre

SI-net Tutorial, SI-net Practical or Blackboard group

Set up a Smart View for your group and set them as a favourite (refer to Smart views for SI-net Tutorial / Practical groups guide).

  1. From the Control Panel select Grade Centre and click on the Smart view for the required group.

Select smart view group

Download group spreadsheet

  1. Click on the Work Offline button.
  2. Click on the Download from the drop down. 

Work Offline - Download

  1. Click on the Submit button.

Download Grades view: Full Grade Centre

 Full Grade Centre

Download Grades view: Smart view.

 Smart view.

  1. Click on the DOWNLOAD button.

Download button

  1. Open the downloaded spreadsheet.
  2. Copy all the student usernames.

Spreadsheet

Create an ePortfolio group

  1. Click on any ePortfolio link in your course.
  2. The ePortfolio landing page will be displayed.
  3. Follow the steps 1, 2, 3, and 5 in the Create a Course Group guide by Chalk&Wire.
  4. Instead of Step 4:
    • Click on the Use Text Entry button.

Use Text Entry button

  1. Paste the student usernames (copied previously from the spreadsheet) into the Enter Text box.