Site Branches vs Course Groups

Site Branches vs Course Groups

OVERVIEW

Branches and groups are two helpful ways of grouping users at the site and course levels. 

BRANCHES

A branch is a collection of users at site-wide level, e.g. a department of an organisation. The purpose of branches is to enable mass actions, e.g. easily enrolling all members of a specific branch into a course or communicating with the members of a specific branch. 

GROUPS

A group is a collection of users at course level, e.g. a team working together within a specific course. Creating groups within your courses will allow you to separate course content and user information. The gradebook can also be split by group.

Visually:




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