Adding and managing students (school and district)

Not part of a school or district using Classcraft? Learn about adding and managing students here!

Now that you’ve created and set up your class, you can add students to start the adventure. Then you can group them into teams and introduce them to the game.

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Adding students to your class

You can only add students via the desktop version of Classcraft. Log in at game.classcraft.com on your computer to get started!

You can add students during your class setup or at any time by accessing your class settings. After the initial setup, go to your class settings, open the “Students” section, and click the green “Add Students” button at the top.

With your school or district license, you can add students from the Student Database. If you want students added to the school or district roster, please contact the person in charge of implementing Classcraft at your school.

You can use other ways to assign students to your class, but you can never create accounts or add students to the school database.

Add from the school's Student Database

Go to the “Students” section of your class settings (class_settings_icon.png) and click on the green “Add Students” button above your student list. Because you’re part of a school or district using Classcraft, your school’s Student Database will be displayed:

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You can’t add students to your school’s Student Database manually. If you can’t find the students you’re looking for, please contact the person responsible for implementing Classcraft at your school.

If you prefer assigning students who are already in the database using Google Classroom or a class code, click on “Other Ways to Add Students.”

Assign students using Google Classroom

To assign existing students who use Google Classroom to your class, first click on “Other Ways to Add Students” in the lower left corner of your school’s Student Database. Select “Use Google Classroom” and log in to Google Classroom if prompted. Select students from your Google Classroom classes. Once you have selected the students to add, click on “Create Accounts” (or “Assign to Class” if you’re using a school license).

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Notes:

  • If your students use Google Classroom and they have played Classcraft before (but no longer are), you’ll need to give them your class code instead. Your students may need to archive their characters first.
  • If your students are already playing Classcraft with their Google Classroom account, add them from the school’s Student Database directly.

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Provide your class code

You can add students who have previously played Classcraft, and are no longer playing, with a class code. This can be faster than looking for every student in your classroom in the Student’s Database.

Go to your class settings and select “Students.” Click on the green “Add Students” button and select “Other Ways to Add Students” in the lower left corner of the school’s Student Database.

Ask your students to archive their characters if it’s not already done. If they’re still using their character, add them to your class by using your school’s Student Database instead. If your students see an error message, they might need to be added to the Student Database first. To do so, you should contact the person responsible for implementing Classcraft at your school.

When you provide a class code to your students, they must go to their account profile and input the code in the class code field.

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Tip: Display the screen with the class code on a projector for students to see. As they join your class, you’ll see their names appear on the list.

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Dividing students into teams

After adding your students to your class, you can divide them into teams. You can choose to do this during your class setup or skip this step and complete it later.

To edit teams at any time, go to your class settings (class_settings_icon.png) and select “Teams.”

On the left hand side of the screen, you’ll see a list of students who are not currently assigned to any team. Drag and drop students into teams or to the “Add a Team” section to create a new team. If you need to remove a student from a team, drag and drop their name in the left portion of the screen or click on the X button on their label. You can switch teams around at any time!

Click the pencil button to customize a team’s name, crest, and background.

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Here are some tips to help you create your teams:

  • Choose the teams yourself to encourage better student dynamics.
  • Aim for about 4-5 students per team, if you can.
  • Build teams with students that have a mixed range of academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Make sure teams have at least one Guardian, one Mage, and one Healer on their team. This ensures they'll have access to all the essential powers in the game.

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Introducing students to Classcraft

Once you’ve set up your class and added your students, you’ll be ready to introduce the game to your students.

Our "Introducer" feature explains the game to students and helps them customize their teams if you didn’t do so before. It’s best used when displayed to your whole class at once.

Find the class on your Teacher Dashboard and click on the “...” to open the submenu. Click on “Introducer” to begin. This feature will run you through the following:

  • Play the "What Is Classcraft?" video for your students.
  • Explain what Health Points (HP), Experience Points (XP), Gold Pieces (GP), and pledges are. Print out the Rules Summary (Game Rules) document as a reference for your students and yourself.
  • Show them the different character classes and explain what makes them unique.
  • Review the teams and let students pick their team name, crest, and background.

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