In Educa, children are assigned to a single class, where they spend most of their time.
However, this often is not the only group a child is in. Educa's group feature provides a way to assign and organise children into other groups to reflect the diversity of programs and support your centre offers.
Scenarios where you might organise children into groups:
- Extra curricular activities e.g. music classes and sports teams.
- Support groups or reporting requirements for children with additional needs.
- Subject classes for schools.
- Age groups.
- Days of the week a child attends your centre.
- Areas of interest.
You can assign children to as many groups as required.
For each group, you can designate teachers to that group so that they can easily find the children they need and post messages and stories specifically related to the group.
Turning on Educa's Group Feature
Site Administrators can enable the Group setting by heading to Site Settings and selecting the Privacy and Preferences tab. Simply check the box to allow Multi-Class and this change will automatically save.
Assigning Children to Groups
Head to the Classes and Groups tab under the Children menu. Open the Groups tab and select the Add Group option. Select a name for your group, assign teachers and select children to join the group. Click Save to apply your changes.
Utilising Your Groups
Once you've added a group, you can access the group by going to the All Children page and selecting Groups. Alternatively, you will see the groups you are linked to under your Profile Children.
You will also be able to select the group when creating a Group Story...
and when writing a message on the Message board...
If you have Student Users enabled, they will also be able to select a group when submitting their work to be approved. This ensures the correct teachers are receiving the work.