Adding Classes

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff

  1. On the Home page, select your name in the upper-right corner. In the drop-down list, select Manage Apps & Users.
  2. Select Classes & Courses on the Manage Apps & Users page.
  3. Select Add a Class on the Classes and Courses page.
  4. Enter the class information:
    • School: If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose the school the class will be in.
    • Course: Either choose a course from the drop-down list or select Add a Course. To add a course:
      1. Enter a course name (required). You can also enter a course ID (code).
      2. Select a subject and intended grade from the drop-down lists.
      3. Select Save.
    • Class Name: Type a class name.
    • Marking Period: Use the drop-down list to choose the time period during which the class takes place: one of the marking periods added in Renaissance or the entire school year.
    • Products: Check the box for the products that the class will use (or click Select All to check all products).
  5. Select Continue > to save this class and to go on to select the teacher.
  6. On the next page, enter the teacher's name, user name, or ID. Or, to see the list of all teachers in your school, leave the field blank.
    • If you include a space in what you're searching for, the software assumes you are looking for a first name and last name (such as "John Smith").
    • If you enter a last name first and then a first name, include a comma (such as "Smith, John"). This is especially helpful if you are using a last name that includes a space (for example, "Del Castillo, Miranda").
    • If you enter characters without a comma or space, the software will look for names, user names, and IDs that start with that text. For example, "ann" might find personnel with the first name "Ann" or "Annabelle" or the last name "Anning", user names like "ann32", or IDs like "ann36278".
  7. Select the magnifying glass (the search icon) .
  8. In the search results, check the box for the teacher(s) that you want to add.
  9. Select + Assign Teachers.
  10. The teacher(s) will be added to the table on the right. Select the Lead option for a teacher (required). Any other teachers you assigned will be team teachers.
  11. To remove team teachers, select Unassign next to the teacher in the table on the right.

  12. Select Continue > to save your changes and go on to select students.
  13. On the next page, search for the students to add. Type a specific student's name, user name, or ID in the blank field or select a grade from the drop-down list. If you select a grade without entering anything in the blank field the search will find all students in that grade. If you want to see a list of all students enrolled in this school, do not enter any information in the blank field.
    • If you include a space in what you're searching for, the software assumes you are looking for a first name and last name (such as "John Smith").
    • If you enter a last name first and then a first name, include a comma (such as "Smith, John"). This is especially helpful if you are using a last name that includes a space (for example, "Del Castillo, Miranda").
    • If you enter characters without a comma or space, the software will look for names, user names, and IDs that start with that text. For example, "ann" might find students with the first name "Ann" or "Annabelle" or the last name "Anning", user names like "ann32", or IDs like "ann36278".

  14. Select the magnifying glass (the search icon). If the list of results is long, you may need to use the navigation arrows to move forward and back in the list. If you did not find the student(s) that you were searching for, perform another search. You may need to add the student(s) or enroll the student(s) in this school.
  15. Check the box next to each student that you want to enroll in this class; to select all students in the list, check the Students box at the top of the list.
  16. Select + Enroll Students above the checklist to move them to the list of students who are enrolled in the class.
  17. To remove a student from the class, select Unenroll next to the student's name. To remove all students from the class, select Unenroll All.

  18. Select Continue > to save your changes and go on.
  19. On the Summary page, you will see the class information. Do one of the following:
    • Select Add another class to save this class and add another one.
    • Select Done to complete and save this class.
    • Select < Back to go to the previous page to make changes.