Creating teams

Updated: July 24, 2017

Before you start

Here are some things to know before you begin this process:

  • You need to have a roster in your space to create teams. Learn how to import your roster.
  • Any changes you make to teams can affect current and upcoming exercises. Learn more about the effects of editing a team.
  • A student can not be assigned to multiple teams.

Create a team

  1. Let’s start off by navigating to your space.
  2. Click on the Teams subsection
  3. Teams Subnav
  4. Switch over to the Students view. The student view lists students in alphabetical order. The teams view lists all the team panels in one page.
  5. Team View
  6. Click on the student’s you’d like to group together.
  7. Select students
    • You can turn to the next page without loosing the selected students.
  8. Once you have all the students you want to group together in a team, click Create team with selected.
  9. Give your team a name - i.e., Team 1, Gryffindor, etc..
  10. Choose a team color.
    • This is mainly used to distinguish the different teams when looking at a list.
  11. If the team members look correct, click Create Team.
  12. You have created your first team! Rinse and repeat until you you all your teams.

Note: When you make any changes to teams - whether adding a new member, deleting a team, creating a new team, etc.. - OpenTBL will display a notification letting you know that you’ve made some changes. These changes will not be saved until you click Save. If you’re going to be making a lot of changes - like created multiple teams - we recommend saving at the very end so you avoid having to save every time you create a new team.


Once you finish creating your teams, you’ll be able to use them on any exercise you create.

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