Paste multiple student names into Assign To field at once?

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I notice a student is populated into the "Assign To" field in an assignment when I type a student's name and then type a comma (,). Is it possible to input a string of names separated by a comma or semicolon to autopopulate a group of student names into an assignment? Or does it have to go one at a time? I can't find a typing trick to get the Assign To field to generate multiple, discreet student names from one string of text.

Being able to do this would allow me to set assignments for groups of students (distinct from the Groups made under People). This would help as our school navigates sectioning in a COVID context where people are taking the same course at different times and their participation may change based on being solely online or having campus eventually open.

Any help would be appreciated!