As a teacher you can add new students to your class. (If you are a Clever School, you cannot add students via LightSail). To add many students to your class do the following:
You can also watch a tutorial by clicking here.
You can add many students by uploading a google doc to LightSail
The google doc should include the following:
To upload do the following:
Click on the Menu (3 green lines in the left corner)
Click Add Student(s)
Choose Add Many
Click Upload Students
On the left hand corner click “Select Sheet”
Choose the google sheet to upload
Once you click the sheet to upload, the teacher will need to map the document to LightSail. The system will ask which column should fit the following requirements:
The system will ask you click yes to save a draft to your google draft with the LightSail name
You will now preview the roster. The preview includes the following:
User Status (Returning Student or New Student)
A teacher can upload students in multiple classes. Students who already exist in LightSail will show up as “Returning Student”. It is important that a returning student is uploaded with the same ID as the previous year.
If there are conflicts in the document, conflicts can include the following:
Class doesn't exist
Student is returning student and name doesn't match ID
Grade doesn't exist
If there is a conflict the box will have a red border. You can resolve the conflict on the preview.
You can filter the preview as follows:
You can also choose to only show all error rows by clicking “Show all error rows”.
Once all conflicts are cleared or the teacher is ready to upload the roster, do the following:
Click the box to the left of “user Status” to choose all students, the teacher can also choose specific students to upload by clicking the box to the left of their column.
On the right corner click the arrow pointing upwards.
The students will now be added to the selected class. The new students will all have “Pending PC” (Pending Power Challenge).
Still have questions? Please submit a support ticket here or call us at 1-866-876-7323. You can also chat with a support representative by clicking on the chat icon on the top right corner of the LightSail screen.