Import Students with a File

This article is intended for Teachers under a Teacher Premium/Free Trial or Teacher Free plan that want to import* students into a class. Accepted file formats are CSV, TSV, XLS and XLSX.

*Importing students begins at video marker time 1:20.*

Create the student import file.

Note: Create a spreadsheet with 3 columns including: first name, last name, and student ID (student ID must be unique for each student and cannot be edited). The first and last names of the student must be in two separate columns. You will have the option (not required in your spreadsheet) to add a secondary 'GradeCam ID" for students to use on their printed scan forms (the import wizard will let you map this to the Student ID)

Open the application containing the class information and export the list. You will want to remove any blank rows that may appear between the header row and the first student listed. (A header row is not required.)

A unique Student ID is required for all students, but the GradeCam ID can be the same as the Student ID. It is highly recommended to use unique Student IDs (a School/District ID is a good choice). Once a Student ID number is used it can not be used again for another student. Generic IDs can be used for GradeCam IDs and can be reused each year.

Choose the class to import the students.

Note: Only one file is able to be imported to one class.

Log into your account and select the "Classes" tab.

Select the class for which you want to add students.

Select the "New" button.

Select "Import Students" from the drop-down menu. Reminder: If you are part of a school/district subscription that is already doing an import or sync for classes and students, any manually added students will not be connected to the school/district account or shared assignment data.

Drag or select the file from your device.

Upload the student file

Select the header row and then choose the "Next" button.

If the file does not have a header row, select "No header" and then choose the "Next" button.

Map the data fields to the columns and select the "Next" button.

Note: A GradeCam ID column is not required. The Student ID can be mapped to the GradeCam ID field if no GradeCam ID column is in the import file.

Preview the information and select the "Run Import" button.

Confirm the import by clicking on "Run Import" button again. As noted in the import window, this can not be undone.

Verify the import was completed and select the "Done" button.

Check the class to see if all students have been imported properly.