Adding students to your class – and setting up your account in general – must be done via a computer. Log into the desktop version of the game at game.classcraft.com to get started!
To add students to your class, first access your class settings. To do so, either click the gear icon in the bottom left corner or, from your teacher homepage, hover your mouse cursor over the circular bubble next to your class and click "Settings." Then, in the "Students" section of your class settings, click the green "Add Students" button at the top.
There are three types of students in Classcraft:
- Students who have never played Classcraft before
- Students who are currently playing Classcraft in another class
- Students who played Classcraft in a previous year
Add the student by inputting their first and last name. (You can copy and paste your list of student names from a Word- or Excel-type document.)
If you use Google Classroom, you can import your student roster from Google Classroom instead. (Other integrations are coming soon!)
All students will be assigned a student code, which you can email to them or give them via printable handouts. (This code is shown on your Students list in the class settings.)
Students can then use their student code to sign up for the game by creating usernames and passwords or by using the Google, Microsoft, Facebook, or Twitter buttons.
If a student is already playing Classcraft in another class at school, you can import them from the "Student Database." You can do this with students from your other classes or students in another teacher's class.
* You must have activated Teacher Connect to share students with another teacher.
By importing students from the Student Database, you'll add their existing character to your class. This makes the game easier to manage for students as they only need to use one account and one character across all their classes. (This is called Multi-Class.)
This also creates a more consistent experience across their school day as their character progress carries over from class to class.
When you import students, you will want to choose the "Connect with Multi-Class" option to enable students to use their existing characters in your class. (The "Archive Character" option is best for students who played a previous year and want to start fresh with a new character." See the section below for more info.)
If your students played Classcraft in a prior year, you can create a new, Level 1 character for them while still enabling them to use their same account log-in.
First, add the student to your class list as a new student (by inputting their first and last name).
Then, give the student their new student code as it appears in your Students list. (You can email the code to them or print the handout with their info.)
The student can then log in to their existing account and enter the new student code in their profile (http://game.classcraft.com/profile). (You can find these instructions on the student handout.) This will archive their old character and enable them to create a brand-new character that begins at Level 1.
Alternatively, you can import the student from the Student Database and choose the "Archive Character" option.
Be aware that this will archive the student's existing character in all classes. You may want to ask the student whether they're currently playing in another class with a character. If they are, it's best to choose "Connect with Multi-Class" instead.
Students never played before? Add them by first and last name (or import from Google Classroom), and have them sign up with their student codes.
Students playing in other classes, too? Import those students from the Student Database (or from Google Classroom). Choose the Multi-Class option!
Students played in a previous year? Archive their old character, or have the student enter their new student code in the profile of their existing account. This lets them create a new character at Level 1!