To allocate to people altogether via a batch, select Batch - Audit from the left hand menu in the Allocations tile.
Here you will see a list of all the batches currently within your system. A batch contains multiple allocations of the same type of audit, and allows you to manage large numbers of submissions at once. This is achieved using groups, the groups are added to the batch and the users within the groups are allocated the given audit.
To view the batch, select the batch you wish to view.  You will now be able to view each of the groups within the batch, along with the batch details. To view or edit the details of a batch, select the Details option from within the batch.
To add a new Batch Allocation select Allocations, Batch Audit, Add Allocation.  Select the Audit you wish to allocate to the Batch and select Next. Enter a Batch Name, as with the individual allocation name it is advisable to make this name as descriptive as possible. The Start Date is the date at which the batch of audits will start.  This is not compulsory and if left blank the batch will start straight away. If a date is entered then users will not have access to their audits until this date.  The Deadline Date is the date by which the batch of audits must be completed. If you wish the batch to lock, select Lock on deadline date. The audit will lock at 00:00 on the selected date.  The deadline also links to setting automatic reminder emails, so even if you don’t need the audit to lock on deadline, it is still useful to enter your required completion date here.  Click Next to continue.
You are now prompted to Add Reminder emails. As mentioned above, you are only able to set a reminder if a deadline date has been given for the batch. These reminders will be sent to all users allocated to audits within the batch, once the allocation set up is completed.
To add an automatic reminder, click Add Reminder.  Select the Time before deadline that the reminder will be sent. You can select from minutes, hours, days or weeks.  Enter the Message text that will be sent to the Users.  It is important to ensure that the Send as email box is selected so that the reminder is sent directly to the users via email, rather than as an internal  in-system notification.  To add a second reminder, simply select Add Reminder.  Click Next to continue.
You can now select a Reviewer for the batch should one be required. This is not mandatory.  The reviewer will have read-only access to every audit within the batch. Click Next to continue.  A Reviewer will view audits via their Audit tile on their user dashboard. Each audit within the batch which they are reviewing will appear individually in Active Audits. 
You can now select a Batch Owner should one be required. This is not mandatory.  A batch owner is similar to a reviewer in that they have read-only access to all the audits within the batch.  They differ in how the audits appear to them from their user dashboard.  A Batch Owner will have an additional Batch tab within their Audit tile, where they will be able to view the batches they have been allocated to. They can view and access the associated audits in this way.  Click Next to continue.
You are now taken to your new batch, though at this point the batch is empty, as we have not yet selected which groups we would like to associate with this batch. Click Add Allocations.
Choose how you would like to select your groups.
***Remember, when allocating by batch, every user within the selected group will be allocated to the Audit. Each member of a single group will be sharing and contributing to the same submission.***
If you search by Specific Groups, on the next screen you are able to simply search by name for each group you would like to add to this batch. Each Group selected will be created as a separate allocation within the batch.  Should you wish to add every group in your system to the batch, select All Groups.
Back on the previous screen, when choosing how you select your groups, you can opt to search by Classifications.  You are now able to select a Classification and the groups on the next page will only show those tagged with the selected classification.  This is a useful way to select a large number of groups at once, rather than searching and selecting them one at a time. For example, if your system contains groups used for allocating audits and separate groups to allocate training without a way to filter these groups easily, you would need to manually go through the list and select the appropriate groups. However, if those groups are tagged with the appropriate classification, you will be able to filter the groups here very quickly and easily.
On the next screen you will then be able to select individual groups with the given classification, or simply Select All. This will only select all the groups with the classification.  *Classifications are added to groups when they are created initially either individually or via a batch upload. They can be added at a later individually*
To complete the allocation, click Add Allocation.