Teacher User Guide
  • 09 Mar 2023
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Teacher User Guide

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Teacher Tutorial Video

1. Verify Email, Set Password, and Log In

Once your administrator has finished the registration and setup process you will receive a welcome email from Class Composer.  Open and click on Verify Email & Set Password button.

Email hasn't arrived? Please follow these steps:
  1. Check your junk or spam folder.
  2. Confirm with your administrator that the invite email was sent and they entered your email correctly in the system.  
  3. Contact us at support@classcomposer.com.

Click on any image to expand the view.

Then create your password and log in.

Class Composer Password and Log In

2. Add Roster and Grade Students

You will land on your teacher dashboard.

The next step is to add your roster of students.  Enter first name, last name, gender (select non binary if applicable) and click Add.  This will create a grayed out Student Cell.

If your admin used the Import Students feature your roster will already be visible.

The image below shows the roster complete.  

You can click the arrow in the orange Add Student header to collapse the Add Student entry field.

Click on a Student Cell to open the Student Card.  Grade the student.  After student is graded click Save.  The Student Cell will appear colored in your roster column. Continue until your whole class is graded. 

Required Grades
Reading, Math, Writing, Behavior, Work Skills are the only required fields on the Student Card.  If any of the required grades are missing you won't be able to run compose to create classes.  A pop up message will appear when Compose is run letting you know which students are missing required elements.

To learn the details of the Student Card and how to grade please visit our Student Card and Student Cell article.

3. Go to Current Year Digital Data Wall

Click on the Digital Data Wall button.  

You will land on the current year Digital Data Wall for your grade level.  

You will only be able to open the Student Cards for your students.  

To learn more please visit our Digital Data Wall article.

Lead Teacher
Admin will assign one lead teacher for your grade level.  The lead teacher is the only teacher in the grade level who can run Compose and view the Compose screen.

4. Run Compose

The lead teacher will select the Compose button.   Our algorithm will run and automatically place all the students in the grade level into new classes for next year.  This is a starting point. Fine tune student placement by dragging and dropping students into other classes.  See GIF below.

Make sure the co-teachers in your grade level have finished grading all of their Student Cards.  Do the Student Cards have the latest information?
Gather around the lead teacher's screen in person or through a video call.

Start Over
Selecting the Start Over button will reset the compose step completely.  Please visit this article to learn more: Start Over

5. Submit Classes

Once you and your co-teachers are satisfied, the last step is to click Submit Classes.  This will send the class lists to admin and you will lose access to the Compose screen.

Made a mistake and submitted too soon? Admin has the capability to reopen access for your grade level if needed.

What Happens After Compose is Submitted?

You will still have access to your current year class in the system.  

Start the New School Year with Useful DataWhen the admin selects Move to Next Year, which is their last step, you will receive your new class for the next academic year in your dashboard.  The students will appear grayed out ready for you to enter data to start the new school year.  Selecting the previous year will allow you to open up the Student Card with the data entered by last year's teacher.  

Why Would I Use Class Composer After Classes are Created and Sent Out?

  1. Use our Groups feature to create guided reading groups, seating charts, and other flexible groups.
  2. Use the current year Digital Data Wall to guide your grade level discussions during Professional Learning Communities.
  3. Record Progress Monitoring data simply.
  4. Streamline student centered communication using our Messaging feature.
  5. Print out the Student Cards as a discussion guide at parent teacher conferences. 

Split Class Instructions

Adding Students

In the example shown below Connie Sinclair has a 1/2 current year split class.  When adding a student she will select the grade level this student would normally be in.

The image below shows how Andy Carlton was entered as a 1st grader.


If your admin used the student import feature ensure each student is assigned their correct grade level when opening each Student Card for the first time. If the grade level assignment is incorrect notify your admin so they can make the correction.

Grade Level Digital Data Wall

From your teacher dashboard select the grade level you would like to view then click on the Digital Data Wall button.

The corresponding grade level will display.