Batch Enrolling Students
As you can see, it would be a tedious task to enroll a large group of students into a course one-by-one. Accordingly, the batch upload method is a very useful tool for instructors who have large classes.
To use the batch upload, you must have a source file that contains each user ID, name, e-mail, and student ID formatted with each entry delimited (separated) by a comma, tab, or colon in the following manner: userid,lastname,firstname,email,studentid.
Note: By default, every student is assigned their student ID as the password. You may recommend that they should change it the first time they log in.
For example: Alewis, Lewis, Arthur, firstname.lastname@example.org, 34567
Jzeff, Zeff, Jodi, email@example.com, 98956
In this next exercise, you will use the pre-formatted sample file student.txt to batch upload 6 new students into the Rainforest course.
Step 1: Click the Control Panel button and select Course Utilities from the Site Management area.
Step 2: The Batch Add Users Utility will appear. Select Browse and locate the sample file Student.txt.
Step 3: In the Select the delimiter type of your file area, make sure the option for Comma is selected.
Step 4: Click Submit. A system integrity check will be performed.
Note: If the system detects multiple students with similar records, you must designate the correct student to enroll.
Step 5: A Preview Batch Add/Enroll screen will appear. If necessary, follow on-screen directions to review student records and make any necessary changes. Click Continue when finished.
Step 6: A receipt will appear to confirm the process.
Step 7: Choose Return to Course.
Step 8: Select Communication Center and Student Roster to view an updated list of registered students.
The add/drop registration period just ended, and Franklin Falta has dropped out of the course. Remove him from the roster:
Step 1: Click the Control Panel button.
Step 2: From the User Management area, choose Remove User.
Step 3: Click to place a check in the box next to Franklin Falta.
Step 4: Click Remove Selected Users.
Step 5: Select Ok. A receipt will appear to confirm the process. Franklin will be removed from the student roster and all associated class activities.
Step 6: Choose Return to Course.
Step 7: Select Communication Center and Student Roster view the updated roster.
For more detailed information on User Management, please see the associated section in the Instructor's Guide.