Assigning unassigned students to a group in Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Español


This article applies to the following products:

  • Imagine Language & Literacy
  • Imagine Español

Groups are required to track individual and collective student performance and usage, and each student must be assigned to at least 1 group in order for you to view their data.

Usually, assigning students to a group is done as part of the initial rostering process when new student accounts are created, and can be done by Teachers or Administrators. However, if an active student (one with at least 1 minute of usage time) is not assigned to a group, District Administrators and School Administrators receive a notification in their organization-level Usage report as well as the top right of the educator dashboard: 


Clicking the Unassigned Active Students link allows you to download a CSV file of active students in your organization who are not currently assigned to a group.

Both Teachers and Administrators can assign students to groups. There are 2 ways to do so—manually or in bulk via file upload. In the manual process, you must work on each group separately. With the file upload, you can add students to different groups in the same file.

Click on the applicable tab to view the instructions.

To assign unassigned students to a group:

Assign Manually Assign in Bulk
  1. Log in to the Literacy Suite.
  2. In the Product Portal, click Manage Students.
  3. If you already know which students need to be assigned to a group, skip to step 5. Otherwise, at the top of the page, click Add Filter.
  4. In the Filter drop-down menu, select Assigned to Group. In the Value drop-down menu, select Unassigned. Then click Apply Filter. This will give you a list of all students (active and inactive) under your purview who are not assigned to a group.


    If you know that they will not be logging in and using the program, delete inactive unassigned students rather than assigning them to a group. 

  5. Use the checkboxes to select all the applicable student(s) that should be assigned to a particular group, then click Assign to Group.
  6. Do one of the following.
    Action Steps
    To assign students to an existing group

    Select the applicable school and group and then click Add Students to Groups.

    You will receive a confirmation at the top of your screen.

    To add students to a brand-new group

    Click Create New Groups.

    Enter a name for the group and select the applicable school and staff, then click Save Group.

    In the Group Created pop-up window, click Close.

    Receive a confirmation at the top of the screen.

  7. Repeat the process for each group to which students should be assigned.