Sapling Learning > Creating and Editing Groups

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 23, 2018
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Grouping students will allow you to sort your gradebook by group or extend a due date for a group.


Creating a group

From your main course page, click or hover your mouse over Course Management and click Groups.

Scroll down and click Create group.

Specify a group name. The other settings are optional and can always be changed later.

Scroll to the bottom and click Save changes.

To edit group settings later

To return to the settings page, click on the name of the group, then scroll down and click Edit group settings.

View groups in gradebook

Now your groups will appear as options in the gradebook in the Separate groups or Visible groups drop-down menu. If this menu does not appear, contact your Client Success Specialist.

Grader report view with Separate groups menu

Adding students to groups

Back on the Groups page, click on the name of an existing group and click Add/remove users.


In the Potential members box on the right, click the name(s) of the users that you’d like to add to the group. Use shift+click or ctrl+click to select multiple users.


Use the search box at the bottom to locate a particular user by name or e-mail (or click Show all to clear your search).


With at least one potential member selected, click the Add button.



Remove students from groups

In the Existing members box on the left, click the name(s) of the users that you’d like to remove from the group. With at least one existing member selected, click the Remove button.

View other groups

Click Back To Groups to return to the Groups page. From here, you can start adding or removing students from other groups. 

Note: A given student may be placed into multiple groups if necessary for gradebook-sorting purposes. However, to successfully apply due date extensions for all students in a group, each student must be in only one group.