Using Existing Teams in Group Assignments?

(Jason T. Mickel) #1

I’m trying to create a group assignment using a set of existing teams as seems to be demonstrated in the tutorial video. However, as I’m creating the assignment the option to use other teams isn’t there. I only get the option to create new teams, but even when I enter something there, my test student doesn’t see that predefined team.

Can anybody advise on what to do?


Batch teams?
(Erex) #2


Wish I could help Jason, but I’m stuck at the same juncture. Would love to get past this hurdle.

(Scott Sanicki) #3

Initial team creation currently happens on the student side of GitHub Classroom. For the initial group assignment, if you want certain students to join certain teams you must specify the team names to your students and ask them to form those teams within the Classroom interface.

Once teams are formed, you may reuse them for subsequent assignments.

If you are having difficulty reusing existing teams, please report the issue here:

Please include a detailed account of the steps you’ve taken, including screenshots if possible.

(MiltonLab) #4

That is i never can use my groups (teams) created previously in my github organization???

(Scott Sanicki) #5

If you are having difficulty reusing existing teams, please report the issue here.

(Vanessa) #6

@miltonlab @mickelj

You can re-use teams from the same Organization over and over. When you create a new group assignment, there’s a dropdown menu that lists your pre-existing sets of teams.

(MiltonLab) #7

Dear @mozzadrella and @sanicki i have my groups or temas in my organization at Github:

But they not appear at moment of group assignment creation at Classroom

Teams formed on Classroom vs.
(Vanessa) #8

@miltonlab teams form on the student side–you can make groups, but students opt in to them.

There’s a 1:1 mapping of teams from Classroom to the repo, but teams created in do not flow back to Classroom. It needs to be done through the Classroom application.

Hope this helps.

Modifying an existing set of teams