Before adding students make sure you created your class on Flat following this guide.
In the following guide, we assume that you don’t rely on any Classroom Management Systems. If you use any of the listed below you can make your life much easier:
Add students and teachers to an existing classroom
When opening a Flat for Education class, you can see multiple tabs available in the class navigation. Choose “People”.
Then click on “Add People”. You will have multiple options available for you, we will detail them below.
How to add students to a class
You will get three options prompted to manually add students to your class.
Share an invitation link or code
The first option will be to share a direct link with your students. If you can share a link with them or display the invitation code on a projector/whiteboard, this will be the best option for you.
This is also the best way if your students have Google accounts (G Suite for Education) or Microsoft accounts (Office 365), and that you don’t use Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams with them. They will be able to join your Flat class in 1-click with their Google/Microsoft account.
Once your students click on the link, they will be able to create a new account or use their existing account to join your class.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To use that method your students must have a valid email address. If they don’t, please read the next section.
Manually create Flat for Education accounts
This method is useful when your students don’t have an email address, or you don’t want them to provide their email address.
Click on Add user or choose Import .CSV file to create multiple accounts at once from a spreadsheet. Once you are done, click on Create accounts to create all the displayed accounts.
You will need to at least provide a username and a password for their Flat for Education account. The username can be unique in your school, for example you use your students first names.
Add to your class existing people from your school
If you already created accounts for your students using the previous method or they used a SSO (Single-Sign On) like Google or Office 365 to create their accounts, you can browse all the created accounts to pick students that you want to add in your class.
You can also use this feature to add another teacher to your class.
When you find those that you want to add to your class, you need to select them in the list:
Click on “Add 3 people” and the students will be added to your class.
Now that you have a class created with student in it, you can create your first activities.