Firefly 6

Linking students & teachers to classes

Before students can be placed into class groups, the groups themselves must be defined in the group list.

Once the groups are defined, there are two ways to place students into class groups. Choose the one that makes it easiest for you to create the CSVs based on your existing systems and export routines.

Option 1: Add additional columns to the existing CSV files

  1. Add extra columns to the teacher and student CSVs with headers that start with "Class" (the part after "Class" is ignored and for your own reference only). For example: "Class 1", "Class 2", "Class 3" or "Class English".

  2. For each student or teacher, place a class group identifier (recommended) or its name in the relevant column(s). You can leave columns blank and they will be ignored.

Option 2: Add additional rows to a separate CSV file

  1. For linking teachers to classes, make a CSV file called teacher-link-classes.csv. For students, call it student-link-classes.csv.

  2. Give these CSV files two columns: "ID" and "Class".

  3. Add additional rows to the CSV with the following format to put students in the class groups, and link teachers to those class groups. You will have multiple rows per group (one row for each student in each group, and one row for each teacher that teaches each group). Leave all other columns blank in these new rows. 

Column header Data type Description Example
ID

Text containing only characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and - 

Text containing only characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and -. 

77977
Class Text

The class group’s identifier (recommended) or name.

123891234 or Class 7A/En3