Teams and Teamsets

In Xorro-Q, Participants can be organised into Groups (a "Group" being analogous in education to a "course" or a "class" of students). 

Each Group may then be subdivided into sub-groups of Participants, known as Teams.  Any Participant in the Group can only be a member of one Team (within a Teamset, see below).  However, a Participant may also be a member of other teams in other Groups. 

A particular arrangement of a Group's Participants into Teams is known as a Teamset (ie a set of teams).  A Teamset is automatically created whenever a Group of Participants is organised into Teams.  Any later change in the composition of team members means a new Teamset is created.  Teamsets are automatically named and saved by Xorro-Q, so that it is possible to distinguish between the Results from one teamset compared to Results from another Teamset in the same group.

A Group might have multiple Teamsets (for example, different team organisations of the same people for different purposes, or the same general organisation but with team membership changes over time).  Where there is more than one Teamset in a Group, a participant might be associated with multiple teams but only in different Teamsets.  

When launching an activity which involves teams, the Facilitator will be required to identify the relevant Teamset (where more than one exists in the group).  Any results will then be tied to that teamset.


A lecturer (Facilitator) sets up a Group in Xorro with the same name as a course she is running.

She has organised the Participants in the Group into Teams, so when she imports her Participant list it includes the intended team memberships.  A first Teamset is automatically created (she accepts the default name for the Teamset 20181001 which reflects the date on which it was created).  Included in this Teamset are the following:

Jeff, Janet, Jill and Joan are in Team J.

Larry, Lucy, Leonard and Lyell are in Team L.

An activity is run, and associated with this Teamset.  

A week later, the Facilitator runs another activity, but before doing so she changes the team composition, swapping Joan and Larry so that teams J and L have equal numbers of makle and female participants.  The result is a new Teamset 20181006 which she associates with the second activity:

Jeff, Janet, Jill and Larry are in Team J.

Joan, Lucy, Leonard and Lyell are in Team L.

The Results from the first activity are still associated with the first Teamset20181001.


See also: Participant   Group   Importing Participants, Teams and Groups    

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Categories: Xorro-Q, Admin / IT, Facilitators, Participants.