Class Setup (Administrator)

Our Class Setup tutorial will help you to learn how to set up and manage your Classes.

 

Classes are groups of users that can be allocated to one teacher or more. When a teacher has been allocated to a class, they are able to share files and set assignments to that class as well as view the Assignment folder that Teacher Dashboard 365 creates in each student's OneDrive.

 

As an administrator, you may set various Teacher Permissions enabling them to create and manage their own classes, or classes across the school.

 

You can use the instructions below to add and manage classes, or have a look at our import tools to bulk manage your classes.

Adding a Class Video

This video shows a user adding a new class. Click on the Admin link in the main navigation then click on the Classes link in the top left corner of the page. Add each Class to the Teacher Dashboard 365 by typing in the Class name and clicking on the Add a new class button. You can edit a class's name by selecting Class from the left hand side bar and clicking edit next to the subject name on your right.

Adding a New Class

 

Login as an Administrator and click on the Admin menu link and go to the Screenshot of Classes section section.

Click on the Screenshot of 'Add a New Class' button and fill out the popup form. The Name is what is displayed when sending assignments or sharing documents.

Screenshot of pop-up for adding a new class

By default the Class ID is automatically generated, however this can be changed by you or imported from your Student Management System, if required.

Add Teachers to Your Class

Once your class is created, you will need to add one or more teachers to the class and add class members. To add a teacher to a class you must start to type the username of the teacher you want in the "Assign a teacher" to this class search box.

This will search the list of all of the users who have been given the role 'Teacher' across Teacher Dashboard 365. Either click on the name of the user or press enter to add the user as a teacher.

See the Users Setup section for more information on setting up users as teachers.

Add Users to a Class

Any user can become a member of a class. In order to add them, you must start to type their username in the "Add a user to this class" search box. This will search all of the users across your school; students, teachers and administrators. Anyone with an Office 365 account who is not hidden will be searched.

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Once added to a class, a teacher will be able to view all of their student's OneDrives from the Dashboard. The view is locked down to the Teacher Dashboard 365 created folder by default, but you should be careful about adding a member of faculty as a student to a class.

When you have found the user you are looking for, click on their name and they will be added to the list of Current students.

Removing a User or Teacher From a Class

To remove a user from a group you just need to click on the delete icon to the right of their name under Current users.

Screenshot of user with delete button visible