How to Create a Cohort

This article goes over how to create a cohort under a course version. After a course version has been added to a course, site owners, site admins, and content admins can add cohorts.

What is a cohort?

A cohort in our platform is a group of people taking a course together at the same time, similar to a classroom of people taking a course in a school. Each classroom of learners consists of a different cohort, even if different classrooms are taking the same course. 

How do I create a cohort?

Cohorts are typically constructed to support a design goal – for example, they may be constructed to drive diversity across a set of criteria, or they may be grouped together by geography or other criteria.

A cohort is automatically created when you create a course version in the platform. If you are running a single cohort you can use this cohort and begin setting up your cohort by clicking on the cohort name in the course admin page. If you are running multiple cohorts, you will need to create new cohorts using the instructions below.

To create a cohort:

  1. Click on the admin tools gear icon on the top right of any page.
  2. On the subsequent screen, click on the desired course from the list. Tip: Use the filters if you’re having trouble finding the course.
  3. Next, navigate to the course version that you’d like to add a cohort under. Tip: Each course version is listed above the corresponding cohorts in larger font. In the screenshot below, the course version is named Original.
  1. Click on the +add new button to add a new cohort. You will automatically be taken to the configure page where you can begin setting up your new cohort.
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