How do I create a smart group?

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In Bridge, you can create a smart group for your learners. A smart group is a dynamically created group defined by rules, such as a specific department, title, or manager. Learners are added to the group automatically according to the rule attributes. Once you create a smart group, you can add the smart group to a course or program.

Learners who are added to a smart group are required to complete the courses or programs that are assigned to the group. However, if the learner's profile changes, such as a change in department or title, the learner's in-progress courses will become optional, and the learner will be added to any courses and programs assigned to the learner's new smart group.

Notes:

  • Smart group attributes are created when adding or updating learners with a CSV file.
  • Any new learners added to your account that match the rule attributes of an existing smart group will automatically be added to the smart group, and to any courses in which the smart group is enrolled.
  • If you would rather add learners to a group manually, learn how to create a group.
  • Some features may be restricted based on permissions for your user role.

Open Application Switcher Menu

  Open Application Switcher Menu 

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Application Switcher icon [1]. Then, click the Admin menu option [2].

Open Group Management

  Open Group Management 

In the Users and Permissions menu [1], click the Manage Groups link [2].

Create Smart Group

Create Smart Group

On the Groups page, click the Add New Group button [1]. Click the Add New Smart Group option [2].

Add Group Title

  Add Group Title 

In the group title field, enter a name for your group.

Select Rule Attributes

  Select Rule Attributes 

In the operator drop-down menu [1], choose an operator for your smart group rules. These operators are defined as all or any. This lets you require learners meet either all or any of the smart group rules.

In the attribute section, click an attribute to create your rule [2]. Attributes are pre-populated for your account by an admin and values are part of learner profiles.

Notes:

 

Select Limitation

  Select rule limitation 

In the rule field, select the limitation for the attribute. These limitations are defined as is or is not.

Note: The is or is not operators cannot be used together in the same rule.

Select Attribute Values

  Search for Attribute Value 

Attribute values are also part of a learner's profile. In the Rule field [1], click the checkboxes of the values you want to include in the rule. To search for a value for an attribute, enter a search term in the Search field [2]. To see additional values, click the Show Next button [3]. When you are finished selecting rule values, click the Done link [4].

Create Additional Rules

  Create Additional Rules 

To create additional rules, click the Add Another Field link [1]. To save your changes, click the Update Group button [2]. To discard your rule, click the Cancel button [3].

View Learners

  View Learners 

Bridge displays all the learners in your account who you have added to the smart group.

Manage Group

  Manage Group 

To edit a rule, click anywhere in the Rule field [1]. To remove an existing rule, click the Remove icon [2].

Note: To add or remove a learner, you must edit the rule(s) of the smart group.

Save Group

  Save Group 

To save your changes, click the Update Group button.

View Group

  View Group 

View your smart group.

Remove Group

  Remove Group 

To remove the entire smart group, locate the smart group on the Groups page and click the Remove icon.

Note: Deleting a smart group also removes the learners from any courses that added learners via the smart group.

Confirm Remove

  Confirm Remove 

To confirm removal, click the Disband link.

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