Basically, we have 3089 users registered through our Moodle site, majority being students, with the rest being course teachers/staff. I've had a read through of the support documents on this site, but unfortunately they don't address my particular issue.
As the users were dragged from AD, there isn't really much on their profiles other than their names, and either their Student ID (Along the lines of A12345, B23456 etc.), or staff codes (Such as mine, LME). Is there any way of organising these users into two or three different groups without the need of sitting and manually moving/placing each one? The main reason for moving users is to create different permissions at a group level, meaning they won't see parts of our Moodle site which are for teachers only/governers only.
If anyone can point me in the right direction or knows of helpful kb articles relating to this I'd really appreciate it.