A class is connected to a grade/form or year group. These are known as class levels. These are within a school level. Have a look at this article which explains how MySchool is structured. In this article we will explain how to simply create a new class and enrol students and Teachers to it.
How to access
The easiest way to create a class is to access the quick links menu, at the top right corner of the screen. Go to the icon, and select Class from the list. This will appear if you have the role applicable to modifying/creating classes.
Otherwise you can access this function via the Administer menu, and open Classes & Students.
The list of already created classes are separated by school level, now click on the New class button, located in the top right hand side of the screen to create a new class.
The configuration page, requires the class level to be set, select the appropriate level from the drop down list.
If you require additional class or school levels, or for the labels to be changed, then please open a ticket with our support unit to discuss your schools needs.
The class level is the stem of the class name so ALL new classes in the above example will automatically have Grade 1. The Name field is to attach a unique identifier. The naming convention is decided by your school. Just note that long names may disrupt certain report formats.
Adding a Teacher & Students
On the second tab, called participants, you can choose to Pick Teachers, and Pick Students.
The search field can be used to search in the active staff member user base, simply enter the first three letters of their last name in the search field, or select them directly from the staff list. This list is restricted by security access.
To attach students to the class, you can search for them in different lists. Firstly select the year, which determines where the other fields will access the data. Then you can search for the students in the following fields.
- Name - Students can be individually added by name. Type in the start of the last name to bring up a dynamic list.
- Class level - All the students enrolled within the class level will be shown, select by checking the box next to their name.
- Course - All students enrolled in a particular course will be show, select them as above.
- Class - All students within an existing class can be transferred across.