Completing your initial setup

If your district is using Classcraft, this setup will be handled by your district administrator. Learn more here.

When you first log in to your School Dashboard, we’ll walk you through your initial setup. This setup will vary depending on whether other teachers at your school are playing Classcraft. You can skip several of these steps by clicking on “Set Up Later” and complete them at your convenience.

Pre-step: Importing teachers and students

Before you log in, your partnership manager will generate a list of teachers and students already playing Classcraft at your school. Start by reviewing the list of teachers and their information.

Make sure all these teachers are currently teaching at your school and click on the green “Import” button to continue. If anyone should be removed or added, contact your partnership manager for assistance.

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You can then import the students playing in your teachers’ classes. Review the list that provides you with information about each student.

Select the students you want to import and click on the green “Import” button to continue.

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You must complete this step before moving on to the next phase of your initial setup.

Step 1: Set up school presets

Creating your settings now will enable teachers to use harmonized settings across your school. Once you create presets, they can be imported by your teachers whenever they create a class. You can learn more about class settings here.

To begin, select your school level and your focus (General, PBIS, or Social Emotional Learning). Click on “View Presets” if you want to see the presets for any given focus.

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Click on “Mark as Complete” to add these presets to your list. You may add multiple presets this way. After completing your initial setup, you’ll be able to edit all these presets to match your school’s needs and values.

Step 2: Add new students to school database

To add students, you can upload a CSV or XLSX file or add them manually. You can learn more about adding students here.

Once you’ve added all the students who will be playing Classcraft, click on “Mark as Complete” to finish this step. You can still add students after marking this step as completed and finishing your initial setup.

Step 3: Add new teachers to school roster

To add teachers, you can upload a CSV or XLSX file or add them manually. You can learn more about adding teachers here.

Once you’ve added all the teachers who will be playing Classcraft, click on “Mark as Complete” to finish this step. You can still add teachers after marking this step as completed or finishing your initial setup.

Completing steps from your School Dashboard

If you exit the tutorial or select “Set Up Later” for all the steps, proceed to the School Dashboard to complete steps you missed. To do so, click on their icon in the “Initial Setup” part of the School Overview tab:

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Final step: Inviting teachers

Until you complete your setup, your teachers will have limited access. Teachers who previously played Classcraft will still be able to play with their students but won’t be able to create new classes or add students. New teachers will be able to create their account and explore their dashboard, but not start playing.

Once you’re satisfied with your setup, click on the “Send Invitations” button in your School Dashboard overview to send an email to all of the teachers who will be playing Classcraft and unlock features for them.

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After inviting your teachers, you’ll have access to your complete School Dashboard and engagement data. You’ll nonetheless have to wait 30 days to view your School Climate and Engagement Indexes. Click here to understand why.

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