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mackinnonka
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setting up groups invisible to students or manual groupings of students in gradebook

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Is there a way that instructors can set up manual groups in such a way that the groups are invisible to the students in them, or otherwise manually create subsets of students within the gradebook? I am looking for a way to more easily monitor in my gradebook the progress of students that I've identified as needing higher levels of support. Right now I can't find any easy way to set up a subset of students by identifiers that I've created.

I need to be able to click in my gradebook so that I can quickly pull up the 20 or so students that I need to monitor and check in with more frequently than the other 200 or so students in my course. Right now I'm having to track them by hand on a separate spreadsheet that I created by sorting the gradebook by one column's missing assignments, and tinkering from there.

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mackinnonka
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This solution gets tricky as I already have five sections set up in the course (it's a multi-section course shell). I did something similar, though, by setting up a new Group Set with group names opaque to students (I used colors) and then placing students in the appropriate group for my needs.

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chofer
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Hello @mackinnonka ...

Here is one possible solution that you might want to try, and it involves using "Sections" in your course:

  1. Create a new "Section" in your course, and name it whatever you want for this group of students.  How do I add a section to a course as an instructo... - Canvas Community
  2. In the "People" page of your course, move the students you want into this new "Section" that you created. How do I edit sections for an enrollment in a cour... - Canvas Community
  3. In your "Grades" page, use the available filters to select the name of your new "Section" via the "All Sections" drop-down list.  How do I filter columns and rows in the Gradebook? - Canvas Community

Do you think this might work for your needs?  Please let us know...thanks!  Take care, stay safe, and be well.

mackinnonka
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This solution gets tricky as I already have five sections set up in the course (it's a multi-section course shell). I did something similar, though, by setting up a new Group Set with group names opaque to students (I used colors) and then placing students in the appropriate group for my needs.

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