User Groups give SchoolStatus users access to Student Groups.
Any SchoolStatus user can be given access to students by making the User part of a User Group, and then adding students to a Student Group, and giving the Users access to the Students. Any administrator with the Group Admin module can create a User Group.
To create a group of students, go to our Create a Student Group page.
From your menu, select the Groups utility, and click "New" to start a Group.
Name your User Group, and add a detailed description. (Tip: Choose a group name that is similar to the Student Group you'll be creating, so that they will be easy to find if you need to modify both.)
Choose the Group Type as "User" and then populate members in your group by typing names in the "Add Members" search box. You'll see them on the right. Then, click "Save" when you are done.
*We automatically add the creator of the User Group to the group and your district's SPOC (single person of contact) will have access to edit any group created for your district as well.
Attach A User Group To A Student Group
Now that you have a User Group, you just need to attach it to a Student Group! If you created your User Group before creating the Student Group that they need to see, it's easy to assign the User Group during the Student Group creation process.
When you create the new student group, you'll be asked who needs to have access to it. Simply click that field, and select "Selected User Groups".
You'll then be asked to select the User Group you want to have access from a list of the available User Groups.
Pick the one you want, then complete the rest of the Student Group creation process, and all the users in your User Group will now be able to contact all the Students in your Student Group!
Now that you have a User Group, check out this article now to Create a Student Group.
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