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rogersl3
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Transferring Students into account level groups...

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We currently have a number of faculty who use Blackboard for courses that are not truly courses. They are really advising groups and collaboration sites. Instead of importing these manually created Blackboard courses into Canvas as courses, we would like to take advantage of the groups feature.

The one issue is that it seems there is no way to bulk enroll students into account level groups. Users need to be added one by one, and the content has to be added manually as well. We have about 18-25 Blackboard classes that would function better as groups, but getting them set up at the account level, rather than the course level is not working.

Is there any solution to this problem?

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chofer
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Hi  @rogersl3 ​...

I spent some time chatting with Instructure tech support to confirm this, and they said it should work as long as you know what students you want to enroll into your account level groups.  Here is where you'd want to go for the documentation (I'm assuming you're a Canvas admin at your school):

  1. sign in to your Canvas instance.
  2. go to your managed account admin pages
  3. click on "SIS Import" on the left
  4. click on "please see this documentation" near the top of the screen (you should see a "SIS Import Format Documentation" heading at the top of the screen.
  5. scroll almost all the way down to the bottom of the screen, and you'll see two headings: "groups.csv" and "groups_membership.csv"

Hopefully this will get you started so you can begin to batch upload multiple users at one time into account level groups.

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chofer
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Hi  @rogersl3 ​...

I spent some time chatting with Instructure tech support to confirm this, and they said it should work as long as you know what students you want to enroll into your account level groups.  Here is where you'd want to go for the documentation (I'm assuming you're a Canvas admin at your school):

  1. sign in to your Canvas instance.
  2. go to your managed account admin pages
  3. click on "SIS Import" on the left
  4. click on "please see this documentation" near the top of the screen (you should see a "SIS Import Format Documentation" heading at the top of the screen.
  5. scroll almost all the way down to the bottom of the screen, and you'll see two headings: "groups.csv" and "groups_membership.csv"

Hopefully this will get you started so you can begin to batch upload multiple users at one time into account level groups.

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