If you are a teacher or a school administrator, you can add students directly within your class. This makes it easier to create a class, then add in new students, or simply add a single student if someone new has joined.
Note: If your school or district is rostering with Classlink or Clever, you will be adding your students there rather than here in Typing Agent.
From your class, go to your Students tab.
Then, select the green +Students button.
Now, you will see a menu containing the different ways to add your student/students.
Add a Single Student
When you select Add A Single Student, you will fill out a webform and then select Create to create the account.
Add a Block of Students
When you select Add a Block of Students, you will fill out a webform where you are required to give give just one username and password on a form that looks like this. This method is convenient for creating multiple accounts at once without needing to be too specific on student details.
After this form is completed and saved, based on the username you've used and number of students you stated, the program will append a unique numeral at the end of each username (because each student needs a unique username!) The password doesn't change because that doesn't have to be unique. Here's an example:
We suggest that you permit students to update their First Name and Last Name and/or Password upon their first log-in, so it's totally unique to that student. A suggestion is to give students the unique username generated by the program and the password. (i.e., we give Johnny the account associated with teststudent1 and password Qwerty, as per the screenshot above.) Then, they'll put that information in the appropriate areas when the log in at your school's secure Typing Agent page, the same web address that you use to enter the program.
Once putting in their generic username and password, another form will pop up where they put in their first and last names and a new password then save that. (Teachers and admins may view whatever changes students have done when they click on a classroom, then its students. They can edit these should they see fit.)
Add Students with Class Code (Student Self-Registration)
If your school or district administrator has allowed Student Self-Registration on your webpage, you can enable your class code by selecting Add Students with Class Code. This is going to let your students sign themselves into your class, so that they will be creating their own account.
You will see a button that says Enable under the automatically generated code. You'll need to select that in order to activate the class code. You can also change this code here.
When your students go to your school's Typing Agent page, they will see an option for Student Self-Registration.
This is where they will register, enter this code, and enroll into your class.
When you select Import Your Students, you will be doing this via a CSV file upload. CSV templates and instructions on the exact data required can be found by within the program by selecting Download Example .CSV file.
When you'd like to upload your own CSV, select Upload.CSV .
(Note: the program accepts alphanumeric numbers, and the special characters _(underscore), -(dash), and @(at).)
Additionally, here is a video walkthrough for adding students: