|Setup Students (for Teachers)|
The screen is where you add and remove students from your gradebook, and edit student information. (Admins have a similar Students > Add/Edit screen in Admin Mode, which has more settings, but is not designed for teachers.)
Click the "Add Students" button to add students to one or more classes at a time. Type the student's full name, ID, or both. To load your whole class roster at once, just copy the list of student names and/or ID's from a text document or spreadsheet, then paste it into the text box on the webpage. Any format is okay, as long as it's one student per row.
If the student already exists in the database, it will pull up their record, so you don't need to reenter all their contact info, etc. Otherwise it will create a new student record. (It prompts you first, so you don't accidentally create new student records for misspelled names. Note: Your admin may restrict you from creating new student records.)
Note: This method can import only student names and ID's. To import additional data, like email addresses and parent contact info, see Import Students.
Click the "Withdraw" button remove a student from one or all classes, or simply uncheck the checkboxes for each class. This does not permanently delete any data, so you can always add the student back later to restore their grades. (The only way to permanently delete data is in Admin Mode on the screen.)
If you accidentally withdraw a student, just add them back like a new student and it will restore their student record and all their grades. This works even if a student withdrew from your class months ago.
To transfer a student to a different period, just check and uncheck the appropriate periods. This automatically transfers their grades too (if both classes have the same assignments). See details
Click any student to edit their contact info, grade level, etc. (Your admin may restrict you from making any changes.)
Click the Change Name/ID button to correct a student's name or ID. But this is disabled if the student is in another teacher's class, so only your admin can make the corrections in Admin Mode. (This is to prevent teachers from replacing students by changing their names.)
The Preferred Name is usually a variation of the First Name, like "Mike" instead of "Michael". Do not use this for nicknames in foreign language classes, like naming a student "Pablo" in Spanish class, since that would appear on all student records for all teachers. Instead use the Roster#/Custom box below.
Roster#/Custom is an optional column for your gradebook. Typically this is to assign each student a roster number and sort them in a non-alphabetic order, but you can also use this for foreign nicknames, or any custom notation, such as reading groups, special needs, etc. Unlike the ID, this can be different for each class, it doesn't affect other teachers, and it doesn't appear on student reports. Click "Renumber all" to quickly number all students, e.g. from 01 to 26.
Passwords are generated randomly. See Student/Parent Login