So, how do you create a group and add students to it? It's pretty simple. You can create a group using the Students>Student Group>Create a New Group link in the main menu, or by using the Create a New Student Group button on the My Student Groups page.
On the Create a Student Group page, the first thing you'll see is an input where you can enter the name for the group you want to create.
Next are some options that will allow you to customize the colour associated with the group throughout Tonic Tutor. I've changed the default blue to a nice green using the colour picker, and I used the button labeled White Text to change the text colour from black to white. Pretty!
Now let's add two students: Chris and Sandra. You can click (or tap) anywhere on the box with a students name to select it, which will cause the box to turn blue and a checkmark to appear. Unselecting a student is as simple as clicking or tapping a second time. Note that Sandra isn't currently part of a group, but Chris is. We can tell because the name of one of the groups I've already added is displayed next to his name. That's OK, Tonic Tutor will handle switching Chris over, switching his lesson to the group lesson for the new group we're creating. Keep in mind that adding students is entirely optional. You can create an empty group and add students later, there's no need to add students when you first create it. Groups are very flexible: it's easy to juggle students around as needed as they progress, they're not locked into a group.
When you've finished setting everything up to your satisfaction, use the Create Group button at the bottom of the page to create the group.
That's it! Once we're finished, we're taken back to the My Student Groups page where our newly minted group is waiting for us with a very vibrant purple. Chris and Sandra are in the group (and Chris no longer shows up in the Elementary group). Now you can assign the group a lesson and both Chris and Sandra's lessons will pull the settings from the lesson template assigned to the group.
View the next tutorial: The My Student Groups Page