How do I add students to a class?

After you create a class, an unlimited number of student accounts can be added to that class, all for free. Students can either self-register or you can register accounts for them. This article goes over both of those options. 


Step-by-step guides to adding students

Use the tabs below to toggle between instructions on both options for adding students:

Have students self-register Register your students

Have students self-register

Most educators elect to have students self-register because self-registration allows students to link their Google or Microsoft account to Checkology. This makes it easier for students to log in because they don't have to remember a username or password.

The instructions below go over the easiest way to have students self-register: copying the class join link (also called "URL and code") and then sharing that link wherever you communicate most easily with your whole class - perhaps in an email or a class discussion board.

  1. Copy the "Class join link" (also called "URL and code")

    You can find this link in two places: 1) On your Dashboard class tile menu (pictured below on the left) and 2) In the "Manage Students" area (pictured below on the right). Both of these options copy a class registration link unique to your class.

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    (In the manage students area, if you already have one or more students in the class, you will need to click "Add students" on in top right to activate the adding students module.)

  2. Share the class join link with your students.

    Share the link wherever you communicate most easily with your whole class - perhaps in an email or a class discussion board.

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      Please note: Only share the class URL with those students you want in that specific class. Each Checkology class has a unique class URL/code and student accounts are tied to the class they join.


I've shared the class join link. Now what?

Students:

When students click the class join link, they will be sent directly to the student registration page where they can either sign up with a single sign-on option (Google or Microsoft) or they can sign up using email.

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Click the boxes below to read more about each of those options:

Sign in with Google or Microsoft

If a student clicks "Sign up with [Google or Microsoft", they'll be prompted to link their account by entering their password from the service they've selected. Their Checkology student account will be created and they'll be rostered directly into your Checkology class.

Students can either stay logged in or they can log out and return by clicking the "Sign in with [Google/ Microsoft]" button on the login page.

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Sign up using email

Students who sign up using email will create their Checkology account the old-fashioned way, meaning they'll manually enter their information and create a password. 

When you send students your unique class URL, the "section code" box will be auto-filled to connect their student account with your class. 

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  Please note: Students are not required to enter their email address, and they may elect to use information other than their authentic first and last name in the "First name" and "Last name" fields.

  Related article: Privacy and security

Students who sign up using email will be required to sign in with their email address or username and their password:

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Educators:

After sending students the class registration URL, you can check to see who has joined your class by clicking on "Manage" next to "Students" on your Dashboard class tile.

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You can tell which students sign up with a single sign-on option by checking the icon next to "Edit Student." A pencil icon indicates that the student signed up using email. A Google or Microsoft icon indicates that the student signed up with a single sign-on method.

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  Related article: Understanding student accounts

  Related article: Locating student usernames

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