When you teach multiple students in different classes, it's important to be able to separate them e.g. 'Novice' or 'Monday Evening'.
Grouping students together into classes allows you to see only those students on your dashboard that belong to a specific class. It also makes it easy to assign homework to all students in one class but not in others.
In order to achieve this we recommend the use of tags. Simply edit your student's display name to include a tag such 'Nov' or 'MonEve' (short for 'Novice' or 'Monday Evening') added to their name. You will then have students displayed for example as Bruno - MonEve or Oliver - Nov on your dashboard.