Groups serve two main purposes in SchoolStatus. We'll go over those and how to use them here!
***Groups created by teachers from the previous school year are DELETED once the new school year begins. Any group created by an administrator or via Searchlight will remain unless deletion is requested by the district.
Types of Groups:
- User Groups - created by admin and allow access to students outside of scope.
Example: SPED teacher needs access to SPED students, but does not have access to students in a traditional roster. The SPED teacher might need a Student Group of the SPED students created by a SchoolStatus Admin so she can access students, not within her typical scope.
- Student Groups - created by admin or teachers to group students.
Example 1: In the above example, the SPED teacher would need to be created as a User Group. Then a Student Group would need to be created with the students the SPED teacher can access. We recommend creating the User Group first and then the Student Group in this scenario.
Example 2: A teacher wants to create a subset of students and communicate with those students' parents.
Check out this how-to video as Tyler walks you through it.