Subscribing a group to a Learning Pathway

The Groups feature in Badgr Pathways is used to organize badge recipients into different segments or cohorts, so that they may be easily tracked along a Learning Pathway. Groups may be subscribed to more than one pathway and any number of groups can be subscribed to the same pathway.

      Groups and Pathways are paid features of Badgr Pro. Contact our sales team for pricing.

Groups of users may be subscribed to Pathways
  1. Manually, through a Badgr Pro account
  2. Automatically, through the placement of a custom Pathways LTI in a Learning Management System (LMS).
     You must create and publish a Pathway prior to creating and/or adding groups.

Creating Groups Manually through Badgr Pathways

     You must first create a Group before it can be added to a published Pathway. Groups             can only be created from the groups tab of an issuer's page.

  1. Select your initials in the upper right corner and use the dropdown menu to navigate to your organization space.

  2. Select an issuer with a published Pathway you would like to add a group to, or create a new Pathway and publish it. To learn more about creating pathways, view our article How to create and edit a Badgr Pathway

      The Pathways menu is for learners. This is where they access pathways they              subscribe to. The Issuers menu is for badging program administrators. This is            where admins create and manage pathways.

3. Go to the Groups tab on the Issuer Details page.
4. Select the "Create Group" button.

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  5. Enter a name and description for your group. Select the "Create Group" button.
  6. You will now be directed to the group details page. Here you can add members using the panel on the right.
  7. You can also edit or delete your group by selecting the box with the ellipses.
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Adding a Group to an Existing Pathway

A Pathway must be published to subscribe a learner group to it. To add a group to a published Pathway in Badgr:
  1. Navigate to your organizational space by clicking on your initials in the upper right and selecting your organization from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the issuer for the Pathway you would like to add a group to.
  3. Select the "Pathways" tab.
  4. Select the published Pathway you wish to add a group to.
  5. Select the "Subscribe Group" button.
  6. Select the Group(s) you wish to add from the available list and select "Add Group" when finished.

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Unsubscribing a Group from a Pathway

 
To remove a group from a Pathway, go to the issuer containing the Pathway with the group you wish to unsubscribe.
  1. Select the Pathways tab from the issuer's page.
  2. Select the Pathway you wish to edit.
  3. Select the ellipses to the right of the group you wish to unsubscribe.
  4. Select "Unsubscribe from Pathway" from the drop menu.
  5. This will not delete the group. It is only unsubscribed from the selected Pathway.

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Add or Remove Members from an Existing Group

While on the group page, you can use the search box to easily locate a specific member you would like to view, or learn if an individual is already a member of the group.
  1. From the organizational space of your Badgr account, select the issuer containing a Pathway whose group you would like to edit.
  2. Select the "Groups" tab from the issuer's page.
  3. Select the name of the group you wish to edit.
  4. From the groups detail page, you can add a member by selecting the "Add Member" button.
  5. To remove a member, or resend an invitation, select the ellipses to the right of their name to open a drop menu.

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Creating Groups Automatically through the Badgr Pathways LTI App in an LMS

When an Issuer creates a pathway LTI and places it in an LMS course, any student that clicks or access the pathway in the course is automatically added to a group and subscribed to a pathway. Each new LTI creates a different group of subscribers.