Q:What are Role Based Rosters and how do I set up a Role Based Roster for a class?
A:The Role Based Roster tool was designed to alloweasy creation of community classesby letting yougenerate a class roster that is automatically populated with students based on their Account Type, Organization, or Grade Level. As new users are added to your Learning domain they will also be added to any Role Based Roster Classes they meet the criteria for.
Please note that certain features, such as theGradebook,Attendance, theInbox, Badges, and the ability to Email Roster are not available for Role Based Roster Classes. One-on-one and Group Discussions are also unavailable in Role Based Roster Classes.
Here are a few examples of when you might want to use a Role Based Roster class:
Senior Project class for all the Senior students at a specified High School
Professional Development class for all Teachers at an Elementary School
School-wide informational class for all Students & Parents
Setting up a Role Based Roster class is easy, here's what you can do:
Log on as a Domain Administrator and browse to theClassestab.
Click on theAdd Classbutton.
ChooseRole Based Rosterand clickNext.
Choose a Teacher, and enter class information. Click onCreateto create the new class.
In the Role Based Roster window, choose the criteria for your class. If necessary, click theAdd Additional Rulebutton to define more than one criteria. When you are finished, clickSaveto automatically start generating your roster. NOTE: if you are adding a co-teacher, DO NOT ADD RULES untilafteryouadd your co-teacher.
There are several options available to narrow the specific people that you want to be enrolled on the Roster. People can be enrolled with a Role of Student based upon thetype of Account, whichOrganizationto which they belong, and even specificGrade Levels.
While Students and Teachers will have to be assigned a Grade Level either manually or via Import, Parent accounts will beenrolled based upon the Grade Level of their children. This happens for Parent accounts automatically, even if their account hasn't explicitly been associated with a Grade Level!
Manually Adding a Student.
To allow for more flexibility when setting up Role Based Roster Classes, there is also the option to manually add Students to a Role Based Class.
To manually add a Student, here's what you do:
1. Locate the Class in the Classes tab under Domain Control, click onManage Class, and thenRoster.
2. Next, you click theAdd Studentbutton (on the Students tab).
3. Look up the Student and click the Addbutton.
The Student is now added to the Roster and is marked with a * to the left, indicating that he/she was manually added. You're also able to easily remove a manually added Student by clickingManageand selectingRemove from rosterfrom the dropdown menu.
*Please note that Role Based Rosters are under Domain Administrator control, therefore Teachers are unable to add Students to a Role Based Roster Class in any way.