There are two features in Pathways that were born to work together - courses and groups. Typically you would attach the one or more courses to a student record allowing you to track what they are doing, with whom and when. Similarly, the groups feature allows you to create buckets of students that are not necessarily needing a placement, but more so just a custom list for you to keep organised. How these two relate is best explained with an example.
Example: TAFE at School Programs
A school may have students that are attending one or more TAFE at School programs and want an easy way to manage those students in one place. The students themselves would have their TAFE courses attached to their individual student records, however best practice would be to also create a group which would act as an easy way to manage those students. The group could include students doing different courses, but as the group is effectively a clever bucket of students and their courses we can create a single view.
Creating The Group - "Students Only"
When creating a group, choose the "Students Only" Type. This indicates the group is not going to be strictly for management a student and their linked placement. This also prepares us for the course-group link as a "Students Only" group type activates the course link function.
Linking the Course
Once we have a group created, and the student has a course we wish to link to this group, we can start the linking process by clicking the Red "Link" item
This will open a popup that shows you all the possible group.
Once you have selected a group you will see two things happen. The Group Code will appear in the Student's Course row, and the student will appear in the Group showing you which course you linked.
How to Unlink?
If you have a need to remove a student from their group or unlink the course, click the course code in the student courses and an "Unlink Group" button is visible. Depending on if the group is still applicable to the student, you may also wish to check the "Student Groups" panel on the student's main details page and remove it from there also if appropriate.