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Campuswire: Creating a Class/Group

Classes and Groups in Campuswire are separate spaces that can be used to communicate with different sets of students. It's recommended that instructors set up a new Class for each course.

Instructors may be prompted to create a Class/Group when signing up for Campuswire. Additional Classes/Groups can be created at any time. Students have the option to create their own groups, which are separate from Classes.

To create a new Class/Group:
  1. After signing in to Campuswire, click the drop-down from the tool menu to the left and select “Create a class or group.”
    • If this is the first time creating a Class/Group, the drop-down is replaced with a button labeled "Create a class or group."
  2. Select an option (Class or Group).
  3. Select an option from the list subject areas that appear.
  4. Enter details, such as the name, class number, etc. These details can be adjusted later at any time in Settings.
    • (Classes only) To increase security, turn on the Privacy setting. This will require students to enter a four-digit class code to access the Class.
  5. When done, click “Create.”
  6. Go through the setup walkthrough to configure the class/group. These details can be adjusted later at any time in Settings. Be aware that groups will have less options than Classes.
    • Feed settings: enable class reputation and the anonymity level for posts.
    • Chatroom settings: enable chatrooms and private rooms.
    • Invite people: enter email addresses under “Invite by email,” or copy and paste the “Class join code” under “Invite by link” into an email, Sakai Announcement, or Sakai Lesson page.
      • In Classes, students, TAs, and other instructors can be invited. In groups, members, moderators, and admins can be invited. 

Inviting students/members:
  1. Click “Settings” from the tool menu on the left.
  2. Click the “Invite people” tab.
  3. Enter email addresses under “Invite by email,” or copy and paste the “Class join code” under “Invite by link” into an email, Sakai Announcement, or Sakai Lesson page. 
    • In Classes, students, TAs, and other instructors can be invited. In groups, members, moderators, and admins can be invited. 


To switch to another active Class/Group, click the dropdown to the left and select the desired Class. Each Class has its own Class Feed, Chatroom, and settings.

To adjust Class/Group settings at any time, click “Settings” at the bottom of the tool menu to the left.


Important: At the end of each term, instructors should delete the Campuswire class that's associated with the course in order to comply with FERPA.

The Campuswire Help Center is available to the bottom-left of the page.


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Keywords:online discussion, forums, chat, synchronous, a synchronous, communication, message, class, group   Doc ID:104013
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-07-15 10:03 PDTUpdated:2020-09-15 14:43 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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