Add existing O365 Group as new Class
Add existing O365 Groups as new class
We are investigating this option but would like some clarifications on the use case here:
1. Would the group take on the restrictions of the new Class group? (e.g. hidden membership, read-only Files and Calendar for students).
2. Would this be a manual control provided to a teacher or an administrator setting (e.g. a migration script)?
I would prefer a script which creates a new MS Classsroom class with the same name but all the properties of MS Classroom classes, or may be runs every current group by me and asks if I want to create a MS Classroom class for that group.
Maybe be just allow to transform existing O365 group to classroom groups (and then, also allow groups in classroom to be publics). It is the main reason why we don't use classroom in our school.
We use only a classroom group for a group of student (a real classroom, but only one, where all teachers edits informations and they post homeworks). So, it's the same classroom 365 for all courses : biology, maths, ... More easy to manage and give a better user experience according to the belgian way of teaching and our pedagogical needs.
Agreed on this. Azure synced groups would work brilliantly and the difference between a faculty and student license would be easy to use and determine role within that group/class. This would remove special sync tool requirements and a good way around the csv creation and remove duplication. -Col
Gary Maynard commented
We would suggest that the Classroom App allow the usage of Groups when adding Teachers or Students to an individual Class.
We already manage groups for each class in Azure to allow for mailing groups and other collaboration items in one drive, so it would be great if we could use these groups in Classes instead of having to identify each Teacher and Student in a class again.
Gregor Lüdi commented
adding students by existing securitygroup
Hello, We have every class, form and subject setup as 365 groups with pupils and staff added to the appropriate group. Our pupils have read access to the calendar in their group. It would be essential that the groups auto populate into classroom. I would like to see all files conversations appear as within the group inside the classroom so we can then set assignments. This would remove the admin of adding pupils to classes/assignments manually