Synap Academy

Creating groups

How to create new educator and student user groups
Creating groups and adding users is an essential part of managing your Synap platform. In general your user groups will closely align to the content you're setting on platform, eg: having a 'Summer Econ 101 Exam Group' with users sitting that exam and with the exam assigned to it.
Users can be members of more than one group and you may have some groups purely for management purposes, eg: 'ACME Company User Group' could be used just to manage users from that company, sending specific messages or having a specific educator / moderator group for it.
Once you've made a group there are 5 ways to get users into it:
  1. 1.
    Add or invite a user - Click here for more
  2. 2.
    Importing / inviting new users - Click here for more
  3. 3.
    Adding existing users - Click here for more
  4. 4.
    Generating user accounts - Click here fore more
  5. 5.
    Create a user group share link - Click here for more
🧠 On Synap it is membership of a group which determines what someone has access to.
To create a new group, go to the the Users page and Create group
Create a new group

🧑‍🎓 Student groups

To make a new student group, give the new group a name and set the user type to student to be moderated by an educator group, if you select the default Educators group then all educators will be able to moderate that group.
Student group being moderated by educators
We recommend you give your groups an easily identifiable short name that will show other admins and educators exactly who's in the group. Save your group config.
🧠 Remember students cannot see the names or descriptions of the groups they are in!
Once your group has been created you can add existing users or invite new ones
New group with no students in it yet

🧑‍🏫 Educator groups

Follow the same steps above to create an educator group, just make sure you set the user type to Educator .
Custom educator group set up
You can edit a group configuration at any time, within the group page use the edit group icon in the top right to make changes.
You cannot change a user group's type after it has been created

🔁 Change group moderator

If you want to set a custom educator group to moderate a new or existing group, go into that group and use the pencil icon to edit the configuration.
Moderation changed from default to custom educator group
Change Moderated by to the educator group you want to moderate and save.

💡 Top tips

The user group id is located below the name in the top left hand corner. You can click this once to copy it to your clipboard and then use it when searching for a user group to set an exam to or grant access to a collection