If you're a district or school administrator, there are two options for giving staff who don't have rostered classes in your SIS access to classes: adding teachers to the pre-existing grade level classes, or creating a class for the entire student body or select students. Both give teachers access to additional students, which is useful for teachers who work with students outside of their roster, such as coaches and club leaders or for counselors or staff who work across the student body.


Option 1: Adding teachers to the pre-existing grade level classes

For accounts that integrate with Clever or ClassLink, TalkingPoints automatically creates a class for each grade level, even if those classes are not in your SIS. You can add teachers to these classes so they have access to all students in a particular grade.

Note: These classes are automatically updated as new students enroll and drop.

Step 1: From School Mode, click on "classes" and you'll see a class for each grade level.

Step 2: Within a grade level class, click "Add Teachers."

Step 3: Choose the teachers who you would like to have access to all students in that grade level.

Option 2: Creating a class for the entire student body

As a school or district administrator, you can create a class that contains all students and add teachers to it. Teachers can then use the "whole school" class to build their own classes with students from multiple grades or classrooms. We recommend this option for teachers and staff who need access to students across multiple grade levels.


Note: This is a manually created class, which means that the list of students will not be updated as new students enroll. We recommend making a routine to add any new students on a regular interval such as once a week or once a month.


Step 1: From School Mode, click on "classes" and "add class."

Step 2: Name and create your class; the grade level field is optional.

Step 3: Once you click "Create Class" you'll be taken back to your class list. Click on your newly created class.

Step 4: Click "Add Students."

Step 5: A pop up will appear with a list of all students. Click the first check box to select all students (this selects all students from all pages) and then click "Add Selected."

Step 6: Once you've added your students, click "Add Teachers."

Step 7: Choose the teachers who you would like to have access to all students.

Teachers will then have access to that "Whole School" class in their teacher account. They can create a new class and will have the ability to add any students from the school body.









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