Classes exist as containers to hold content. Groups exist as containers to hold classes.
Each class can contain one video and one presentation. Groups allow you to put these class containers together in a larger set, so that you can associate as many videos and presentations as you need to, to a single group topic.
You can create a group with a date and time, to associate the group and everything within it to a specific class or lecture, or you can create a group with no date/time, allowing you to group classes with different dates/times together under a group topic umbrella. Or both - the choice is yours.
Groups, like classes, must have a name or a date/time. They do not need both but they do need one or the other.
Unlike classes, however, Groups themselves cannot contain content. The classes within the groups are the content containers. Groups simply contain classes.
All new groups appear at the bottom of the class list. Use the Reorder button to change the location of your group(s) and any of your classes.
To create a new group
- On the Echo360 Home, find the course to which you want to add a class.
- Click on the course title.
The class list appears.
- Click NEW GROUP, located above the class list.
The New group dialog box appears.
- Enter a Name for the Group.
This is not required but is recommended, to provide your class grouping with a clear topic. If you do not enter a Name, you must enter a Start Date/Time and Duration.
- Enter a Start Date, Start time, and select a Duration.
This is optional and may not apply to the group if the grouped classes/content do not apply to a single class or lecture. However, you must provide either a Name or a Date/Time for the group.
- Click OK.
- Click Reorder to move classes into the new group.
The below figure shows a section with both classes and a group. The group contains related classes from the section.