Making classes is the first step in setting up Hapara Dashboard. Classes must exist before students can be added to them.
What happens when a class is created?
There are two ways a class can be created in Hapara.
- Provisioned by the Hapara Data Loader
- Manually created in Hapara Dashboard by teachers or administrators
Below explains the actions that take place in your Google Apps domain when a class is provisioned via the Hapara Data Loader:
- A Google Group is created for the class.
- Teachers are added to the class Google Group as Owners.
- A Class Root folder is created in School Apps Owner's Google Drive.
- The Class Root folder is shared to teachers with read/write access.
These actions also may take place during class provisioning depending on your Hapara Configuration:
- Subject Root folders may be created within the class root folder. These Subject Root folders inherit the Class Root folder sharing settings, so are shared to teachers with read/write access.
- A Google Calendar may be created. Teachers have write access to the Class Calendar, any students added will have read only access.
What do I need to provision classes?
The minimum requirements to provision a class via the Hapara Data Loader are:
- A unique Class name.
- A unique Class email address.
- The G-Suite email addresses of the class teacher(s).
The following are optional extra's that can be configured by the Data Loader. These can be enabled as required by a Hapara Administrator.
- Subject folder creation for each learner added to the class
- Gmail visibility of learner emails. Sent, received and trash.
- Google Calendars. Provision individual Class calendars, or multiple classes can share a single calendar.
- Google Site visibility and/or creation
- Google Blog visibility
Note: For more about setting up and formatting class data, please see the Hapara Data Loader User Guide.
Where to from here?
What about Students?
To learn more about students in Teacher Dashboard, please see this article.