Managing Students in a Class

This guide is intended for Teachers. It provides short instructions on how to add or remove students from their Active and Inactive classes in Classwize.

In Classwize, you can easily add or remove students from an active Local class to reflect who is present on the day. This article shows you how this can be done and goes through some troubleshooting steps.

Adding Students in Synced Classes

For Synced classes, we recommend adding students at the source (example: SIS or Google Classroom) and then synced to Classwize. Any local changes to synced classes, such as adding students, will be overwritten on the next sync. Contact your IT administrator for help. 

See Introduction to Class Types for more information about class types.

Managing students in a class is different in an Active Class and an Inactive Class (not in session):

Managing Students in an Active Class

An Active Class is a class that is currently in session.  See Starting, Extending, and Ending a Class for more information. 

Adding students to an Active Class 

  1. Select CLASS TOOLS on the toolbar.  
    Note: You can open an active local, synced, or Monitor-Only class.  

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  1. Select Modify Students. The Modify Students dialog will appear.
  2. In the Students field, enter and select the name of the student that you want to add to the class.
  3. Select SAVE.  

The student has now been added to the class:

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Removing students from an Active Class

  1. Select CLASS TOOLS > Modify Students.
  2. Select the x icon next to the name of the student that you want to remove.
  3. Select SAVE.

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Managing Students in an Inactive Class

Adding Students to an Inactive Class

  1. On your Classwize My Classes page, select the Settings icon  for the class where you want to add students. The Class Settings - <Name of Class> dialog will appear. 
  2. Enter or select the name of the student in the Class Membership field. 
  3. Select SAVE.

Removing Students From an Inactive Class

  1. On your Classwize Dashboard, select the Settings icon  for the class where you want to add students. The Class Settings - <Name of Class> dialog will appear. 
  2. Select the x icon next to the name of the student that you want to remove from the class.
  3. Select SAVE.

Troubleshooting

I don’t see the Modify Students option

Modify Students is an optional feature and may not be enabled by your school. Contact your school’s IT Administrator for more information.

I removed a student but they are still in the class. 

  • You may need to refresh your page after removing the student.
  • Check if your class is a Local class. If the class is a Synced class, your changes may be undone when the class syncs or your school administration changes the class. Please speak to your IT administrator if the problem continues.

I added a student to my class but they’re still not there.

  • You may need to refresh your page after removing the student.
  • Check if your class is a Local class. Please speak to your local IT administrator if the problem continues.
  • If the class is a Synced class, your changes may be undone when the class syncs or your school administration changes the class.

I can’t add students to my Synced class. What should I do?

Speak to your IT administrator to add the students to your class from their end. Not all schools allow teachers to modify synced classes, in which case only your IT administrator will be able to do it. 

I have added a student but they’re not being affected by my rules.

  • If the student is a member of another Local or Synced class that is still running, the student may be affected by the rules of the other class. You may need to contact the teacher of that class and ask them to end the class.
  • It can take a few minutes for our system to adjust to the change, particularly if the student was in another class. Wait a few minutes and refresh the page and see if the problem resolves.
  • If you’re certain that the student isn’t in any other classes, you can also try to stop and restart your class. 
  • If you’ve tried to resolve this problem and it’s still not working, there may be a syncing issue. Please speak to your IT administrator if the problem continues.