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.
- Check your junk or spam folder.
- Confirm with your administrator that the invite email was sent and they entered your email correctly in the system.
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on any image to expand the view.
Then create your 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.
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.
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.
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?
- Use our Groups feature to create guided reading groups, seating charts, and other flexible groups.
- Use the current year Digital Data Wall to guide your grade level discussions during Professional Learning Communities.
- Record Progress Monitoring data simply.
- Streamline student centered communication using our Messaging feature.
- Print out the Student Cards as a discussion guide at parent teacher conferences.
Split Class Instructions
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.