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sboyle4
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Groups in student view

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How do I use the student setting to see groups? My assignments have staggered deadlines and I have divided my students into groups for those deadlines. However, when I switch to student view, I can't see any of the group deadlines I've assigned my students, probably because I cannot add myself to any of the groups. I know I can add an "everyone else" group to each assignment, but that doesn't really help me to see how smaller groups work. "Everyone else" pulls up all materials for that one assignment, rather than the materials that are targeted for a specific group. So, when I go into student view I want a way to check that what I want assigned to a group is what is actually displayed and what is NOT assigned is not displayed. Is there a way to do that? Or, alternatively, is there a way to assign the course instructor to student groups?

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kmeeusen
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Hi  @sboyle4 

I think this guide might help you, but you are still viewing the groups as an instructor, and not as a student. Student View is no help with groups, because the Test Student cannot be enrolled in a group. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12815-415255495 

I know that the ability to view group pages as the Test Student (enroll Test Student in Groups) has been requested in the past, but I am not seeing this feature idea right now.

Kelley

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kmeeusen
Community Coach
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Hi  @sboyle4 ‌

You can view the due dates for each group, by going into the assignment's settings as shown in the screenshot below...............

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If this is not what you are asking about, then please let me know.

Kelley

sboyle4
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Thank you for your reply, Kelley! But this is the instructor's view, isn't it? What I want is to see how the groups look to my students. So, for example, in my discussions, I have two groups, the students who answer the questions and the students who give feedback to those posts. The due dates for each of these groups is different. So I want to see how the course looks for Group A vs. Group B and I want to make sure that the student view of the course makes it clear what each group's responsibilities and due dates are. That's what I am having trouble figuring out. 

kmeeusen
Community Coach
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Hi  @sboyle4 

I think this guide might help you, but you are still viewing the groups as an instructor, and not as a student. Student View is no help with groups, because the Test Student cannot be enrolled in a group. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12815-415255495 

I know that the ability to view group pages as the Test Student (enroll Test Student in Groups) has been requested in the past, but I am not seeing this feature idea right now.

Kelley

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sboyle4
Community Member

Thank you for all your help, Kelly! I'll check out the link you supplied. But it's good to know that there's no way presently to see groups as a Test Student. At least I know now!

akinsel
Community Member

It would be very good to be able to assign the Test Student to a group in order to see the Groups from a student view.

jmethene
Community Member

I don't have a solution but would really like to see this option!!!!