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Creatign a group with a large number of members from my istitution

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Hi everybody,

I am actually creating some podcast for my students in Italy, using Stream. I would like to share the content with my students only , rather than with everyone in institution. As far as I can see, after creating the group, I could include each student using the email one by one.

 

However, I actually have 230ish students, which make this process too long, and very repetitive. Therefore, I was wondering if I could use some shortcut, or something similar.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Best Response confirmed by adam deltinger (MVP)
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Hi @davidgiofre

Great question: unfortunately you can't bulk add through the Stream portal at web.microsofstream.com.

However, the group you create is an Office 365 Group - your IT admin can bulk add users to this using Powershell and a CSV file. See articles here

https://www.morgantechspace.com/2017/12/add-bulk-users-to-office-365-group-with-powershell.html
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Add-Bulk-Users-to-Office-19861f75

So I would recommend working with your IT admin on this

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris
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Another option, is create the group over in Yammer, which will allow you to use a CSV to create the accounts.  Yet another idea, which I just did yesterday, is to use a DL or Outlook distribution list and create an O365 group using the People feature found in Outlook.  Once you create the new group you can search for users, groups or DL's.

@davidgiofre