FAQ Maven (FAQ Answer Hero!) March 21, 2012 22:05

How do students enroll in a class that an instructor has created?

As an instructor, you can create courses from the OpenClass Dashboard. Once a course is created, use the Edit Roster tool to add students to your course. The Edit Roster feature only provides the names of users within your institution who have active accounts.
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  • I’m sad
    What sense does it make to not allow instructor to add students independently of their institutional IT, when instructor does rest of the work to make openclass course functional?
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  • EMPLOYEE
    I’m thankful for the freedom of OpenClass!
    We appreciate your opinion, Satish. Welcome to the OpenClass Community Forum!

    To clarify, any individual who is assigned an Administrator role can add users to OpenClass. An Administrator is not a role exclusive to IT. An institution has the freedom to designate anyone as an Administrator.

    Some, especially those who depend on a Student Information System (SIS) prefer to have the administration piece of their institution localized in effort to protect sensitive student data. Others like yourself, may prefer to create all of their instructors as Administrators in OpenClass so they are able participate in all institution activity. Administrators can be enrolled into any course as an Instructor and only those courses they are enrolled will appear on their Dashboard, so you don't have to worry about an Administrator being overwhelmed by all courses when wearing their instructor hat.

    Please visit the OpenClass Knowledge Base to learn more about roles in OpenClass. Thanks again for your input!
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  • Where is the 'Edit roster' tool? I am not seeing it. Does my IT person have to add it?
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  • Instructors can add a student to their course as long as the Administrator has already created the student in OpenClass.

    The 'Edit Course Roster' tool is available from your Dashboard when you are logged into OpenClass. In your course list, you will see a gear icon that appears just to the right of each course title. Click on the gear icon and select Edit Course Roster. You can then select the student(s) that needs to be added to your course. Please see the screenshot below which depicts the Edit Roster tool.

    You can learn more about adding students to your courses in the OpenClass Knowledge Base. Thank you, Judy!

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    "Instructors can add a student to their course as long as the Administrator has already created the student in OpenClass"

    I conclude that it is not possible just to send students an URL and some form of access key so they can enroll in a course. Or to ask to be enrolled (the instructor could then confirm the enrollment).

    It is necessary that someone with Administrator privileges "creates" the student in OpenClass!

    I was expecting to be able of accepting students in my course without this administrativa step.
    Creating a students could be automatically done by OpenClass the first time a student is confirmed as enrolled in a course.
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