How to create a new class

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

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

How to create a new class using only student names

These instructions explain how to create a new class from both new students or students 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 create a class - New teachers

This video shows a walk-through of the steps described above for new teachers.

How to prepare your spreadsheet for upload

It’s best to have your spreadsheet of student details ready prior to undertaking the upload. You can download your students’ 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 student 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 students, otherwise duplicate accounts will be created. For example: If a student’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 student.

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

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

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

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

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 students’ login details to their parents here.

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

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