What can I do on the Roster page?
The Roster page is used as an administrative tool in which you can add, move, remove, and edit students that are signed up to your class account. To easily access your roster, select Roster in the left navigation bar.
Adding a Class
To add a class, select + New class on the Roster page.
After selecting + New class, you will be given a choice: you can either import your students from Google Classroom or name your class and manually enter your students.
Next, you will be prompted to name the class and select the grades of students in your class. You may select one grade or multiple grade levels depending on whether you teach a single grade or a class with students from multiple grade levels. This will not limit the content you or your students have access to.
Finally, you will be prompted to add students to your class. If you have your roster in a spreadsheet, select Copy & Paste From Spreadsheet. You can also choose to turn on password protection, which would require students to enter a unique password when they log in to Freckle. (Learn more about student login.)
Otherwise, select + Add Student and enter each student's full name and select his or her grade level. Continue to add students in this way.
After creating a course, you'll see instructions for how to get your students logged in to Freckle.
Adding Students to Roster
To add students to an existing class, scroll to the class in your roster, select the gear icon and then select Add students.
Once you have selected Add students, a screen will pop up that looks like this:
This will help you determine whether you need to add a new student or whether you were actually trying to move a student from one roster to another.
If you're trying to add a new student, you'll see the following:
Select + Add and enter each new student's full name and adjust his or her grade level (if needed). Continue to add students in this way. Select Edit Class to finish adding students to your class. You will now be able to see that student listed in your class. When that student logs in to use Freckle, they will have to use the name that you gave them, so make sure the spelling is correct.
Editing Students on Roster
If there is an error with a student's name or grade, you can edit the name by selecting the gear icon to the far right of the student's name and then selecting Edit student.
From here, you can edit the spelling of a student's name, for example, or change the name to an agreed-upon nickname that the student prefers to be called. You can also change a student's grade level if you entered it incorrectly, or change the language settings to include Spanish support. Note: Spanish supports are only for Freckle's Math program. Select Save after editing.
Select the Support Settings tab to adjust the audio settings (controlling which audio supports students will see during practice) and the additional time settings (controlling how much time students can spend in the Piggy Store to spend coins they've earned). Save any changes you make to the settings by selecting either Apply Student Settings or Apply to All Students in Class, then selecting Confirm Changes.
Transferring Students to Another Teacher
The share and transfer options in the gear icon drop-down list make it easy to pass students along to another teacher/class. This action is useful if students in your 3rd-grade class are moving to another teacher for 4th grade, for example. It is can also be used when a student changes teachers at any point in the school year.
Start by selecting the students that you would like to transfer. Student names will appear blue with a check mark next to them when they are going to be transferred to another teacher. You can select as many students as you would like to transfer to a teacher.
Next, select the teacher to transfer the students to. If you don't see the teacher's name in the drop-down list, it means the teacher is not signed up with Freckle or has not affiliated their account with your school. Ensure that the teacher creates an account or chooses the correct school affiliation before proceeding.
Once you are finished selecting students and have the teacher chosen, select Transfer in the lower-right corner of the page. A pop-up will prompt you to double-check the students you are transferring and the teacher to whom you are transferring them.
Select Transfer Students when you've confirmed the move.
Your students will move along with their data, ensuring that they transfer seamlessly to their new class. Their new teacher will have access to this data and have a good understanding of these students' progress and performance.
To transfer an entire roster to another teacher, select the gear icon for the class roster and then select Transfer class to a teacher. A pop-up window will prompt you to transfer students. Use the drop-down list at the top of the screen to choose a teacher at your school to whom to transfer your students.
Removing Students from Roster
To remove a student from your roster, select the gear icon to the far right of the student's name and then select Remove student from the drop-down list. This function is useful if a student leaves your school and moves to a different school that isn't in the same district (within the same district, we encourage teachers to transfer students and their data to the new teacher).
A student account with no data will be completely deleted. However, if the student has practiced on Freckle at all and has data, this student's account will stay saved in the system (though the account will be removed from your roster and reporting pages). It is possible to get a student back on your roster and get the student's data back on your reports once removed.
To do this, scroll to the bottom of the page and select See my removed students . You will then see a list of all of the students you have removed.
To move a student back onto your roster (and to see his or her data in your reports again), select Restore to the right of his or her name. That student will now appear back on your active roster in your first class. From there, you can move the student to any of your classes.
The reason we remove students this way is that our goal is to help teachers retain student data and track student progress over several years and grade levels. Instead of deleting students from the system entirely, you can remove them from your roster and reports or transfer them to another teacher. You are still removing students from your roster with both of these actions.
We encourage our teachers to transfer their students to their next teacher at the end of the school year, helping those teachers to understand the progress and performance of the students in their new, incoming class.
Removing a Roster
It's a new school year and you are looking to start fresh. We highly recommend transferring students to next year's teacher so that their data and progress on Freckle is not lost. To learn how to do this, scroll up to the Transferring Students to Another Teacher section. If you do not wish to do this, for whatever reason, (because students are going to a new school or because next year's teacher does not use the program, etc.) you can remove your class by simply selecting the gear icon for the class roster and then selecting Remove class from the drop-down list.
As the section before mentioned, students who have practiced on Freckle and have data will stay saved in the system but will be removed from your roster and reporting pages. You will no longer see these students on your roster, and it will appear empty if you remove them all. You can then add new students to your roster for the upcoming year.
The gear icon for each student will allow you to reset their data on Freckle. Resetting student data will erase it completely, and you will be unable to retrieve this data.
When you select Reset student options in the drop-down list, a pop-up window will open. In that window, you can reset ELA & Social Studies, Word Study, or specific math domains for a student. Choose the subject(s) or domain(s) that you would like to reset. The student to whom this account belongs will have to retake the diagnostic in whichever domain was reset.
See this topic for more information on sharing students.
Setting Password Protection
There are two options for students to log in to Freckle. The first option is to have students use their first name, last name and a class code associated with their classroom. The second option is to enable password protection. When password protection is turned on, students log in using their first name, last name, class code and password.
Print Login Cards
You can print login cards for your students to help them learn how to log in to Freckle, or to send home. You can select to Print Login Cards for all of your classes, one of your classes or one student.
To print login cards for all of your classes in your roster, select Print Login Cards in the upper-right part of the page. Select Print at the top of the page that opens, and you'll have all of your logins for all of your classes.
To print login cards for one roster in your account, select the gear icon for the class roster and then select Print login cards. On the page that opens, select Print at the top of the page.
To print a login card for an individual student, select the gear icon to the right of the student's name, and then select Print login card. On the page that opens, select Print at the top of the page.