How to create a new class

This page will show you how to create a new class and how to upload pupils to classes.

Select which option you would like to find out more about:

How to create a new class using only pupil names

These instructions explain how to create a new class from both new pupils or pupils already in the school. Classes can be created by any teacher in the school account.

Select ‘Settings’ at the top of the teacher dashboard

How to prepare your spreadsheet for upload

It’s best to have your spreadsheet of pupil details ready prior to undertaking the upload. You can download your pupils’ data from your school’s information system, input it into a spreadsheet and delete the unwanted columns.

Do not include any headings in the spreadsheet as this can confuse the system. Ensure that the first row of the spreadsheet contains pupil data you want to upload.

It is important to ensure that the names in your spreadsheet match the names already in the system for any existing pupils, otherwise duplicate accounts will be created. For example: If a pupil’s existing account uses another spelling of their name, or includes a middle-name or different last name from that which you’re trying to upload, the system will take these as separate user accounts and create a new account for the pupil.

Basic Details: This example shows how a spreadsheet should look if only including the mandatory information for creating or modifying a class.

Column A: Pupil’s first name
Column B: Pupil’s last name
Column C: Pupil’s grade or year group
Column D: Name of the class the pupil should be placed in

How to create a new class/classes using a spreadsheet of pupil details

These instructions will explain how to create a new class or classes by uploading a spreadsheet of pupil details. These instructions can also be used to modify your pupils’ login details.

The following instructions show how to upload the spreadsheet:

Click on ‘Settings’ at the top of the teacher dashboard

Frequently encountered error messages and solutions

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More helpful pages

If you are helping to set up classes for your colleagues, you can assign them to a class after it has been established. You can find more details of this process here.

You can find details of how to view and print or email your pupils’ login details to their parents here.

You can find details of how to remove pupils from your school here.

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