The Grouping Sections feature allows teachers to select classes and merge them together to form bigger groups. The groups are created in Grade Book and can be used in both Grade Book and Attendance.
To create groups, navigate to your Grade Book, click on the Actions menu and choose Grade Book Groups and Add New Grade Book Group
In the new window, select a School, a Term Header (this is the Grading Period), and type in a Group Name. When you're finished, click the Save Group Details button.
Next, check all the classes you'd like to add to the group and close the window.
Now, when a new Category is added, any class that is in the group that was just created will automatically be checked in the "Add this category to other classes" section.
As well, when a new Assignment is added, any class that is in the group that was just created will automatically be checked in the "Add this assignment to other classes" section. The Category will be duplicated too.
If a score is added to the AutoFill Score field, this score will be given to ALL students in EVERY class selected in the "Add this assignment to other classes" section.
Also, when taking attendance, you will now see the group that you just created in the Section drop-down menu. You have the option of taking attendance for each class individually, or you can choose a group and take attendance for all of the classes in the group at once.