Managing multiple classes

There are two ways to manage multiple classes:

  1. One Subject with multiple classes: this is great if you want to teach the exact same lesson content to more than one class, e.g. you teach two Year 8 science classes.
  2. One Subject for each class: this works best if you want to customise the lesson content for each class you teach

One Subject with multiple classes

You can have up to 9 classes in one subject. By default, there is just one called 'Students' in every subject.

To add more, simply head to 'Students' and click on 'Add class'.

 

By default, this calls the next group Class B, but it's possible to rename each class.

 

For example, we could split our class into three groups called Red, Green and Blue.

These changes are also reflected in the Markbook and on the Lessons page. 

You can now release different lessons to each group:

For example, in the picture above, the Green group can see both Lessons, the Blue Group can only see 'My first lesson' and the Red group sees this:

That's because no lesson has been released for the Red group – both lessons are below the line.

This comes in particularly handy if you want to hide a test from one class but not the other:

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In this picture, for example, students in 10 A can see the test at the bottom but those in 10 B can't.

One Subject with multiple classes

If you're someone who likes to customise lesson content for each class, you're better off creating a new subject for each of your classes. This lets you change any aspect of the lesson to fit your class and it also makes for a leaner and cleaner Markbook.

Sharing a subject with other teachers

Unless you are co-teaching a class with another teacher (i.e. you both need to see the work and results of the same class), we recommend that you don't share subjects with other teachers, as this can lead to a number of issues, particularly accidental deletion or change of lesson content as well as a cluttered and slower experience. 

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