Students and Classes Follow

 

How do I add or remove students from my class?

In most instances, teachers do not need to add or remove students manually; Hapara Dashboard receives this information from your Student Management System or Administrator and automatically handles any updates.

Regardless of any sync method, Hapara Dashboard can be configured to allow teachers to add or remove students as needed.

Read our Adding and removing Learners or co-teachers article to learn more.

 

Can I sort the students on the Dashboard alphabetically?

Yes! The ⇅ sort icon is near the top right corner of Hapara Dashboard. This allows you to sort students alphabetically based on their first or last names, ascending or descending.

Once you have applied a sort order to the students on the dashboard, the order will be saved. The next time you come into the same Dashboard view for this class, it will display the students in the same order.
 
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Why does Highlights say that my students are "not connected" when they are online?

Sometimes Highlights can't "see" the activity of a student who is part of the class and shows a "blank" student panel or a message.

A full description of these messages and how to troubleshoot these can be found here.

 

I Keep getting emails about students sharing documents with me.

This indicates that students are sharing documents with you by manually sharing the doc through Google Docs or Drive. If you encourage students to move the document into the right subject folder instead, this will share the document without sending you an email.

 

How do students access Hapara Dashboard?

Students cannot access Hapara Dashboard specifically. Hapara Dashboard can provide folder structure for their work in Google Drive and also visibility to the teacher. A student using Google Drive, for example, might find subject folders for each of their classes already in place. Similarly, Google Calendar will show a student's class calendars.

If your school uses Hapara Workspace, students can access the student Workspace view via mystudentdashboard.com.

 

What folders should students see for my class?

This depends on how the class is set up, some schools choose to configure their Hapara Setup with no folders.

In an elementary or middle school, a "Room 12" class might cover multiple subjects, like Reading, Writing and Math. As a result, each student in Room 12 will have a Reading, Writing, and Math folder.

In a high school, however, a class often corresponds to a single subject: "Y9 Algebra II", for example, would only cover Algebra II. Each student enrolled in a class will have a set of these subject folders created for them: while the high school student would see Algebra II.

The subject folders made for a student are only visible to the student and teacher. To make access easier for students, subject folders appear in the My Drive section of Google Drive. Subject folders are actually owned by the school account, rather than the student; the student retains ownership of documents and subfolders they place within.

For more about folders in Hapara Dashboard, please see Hapara Dashboard in Google Drive.

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