If you use Google Classroom, import your classes and students so you don't need to manually create classes or student accounts on Formative! After you do so, your imported students will be able to use their Google Classroom login info to login to Formative as well:

  1. From the "Classes" page, click on "Google Classroom Sync"
  2. Select your Google Classroom Account!
  3. Select which classes and students to import.

*Your class(es) will appear including all the students currently enrolled in them. You can deselect any classes you don't want to import, as well as deselect any individual students. 

If there are any changes to your class roster on Google Classroom (ex: a student joins the class), you can select the class then choose "Sync" to update the roster!

FAQ and troubleshooting tips

Some of my students are not importing when I do Google Classroom sync.

Has the student accepted your invitation to join your Google Classroom class and logged in to Google Classroom at least once? If they haven't, Formative won't recognize them as a member of your class yet.

Another reason why your student might not appear is if they have a Teacher account in Formative (in which case, they will need to delete their account), or if they have a setting in Google Classroom which allows them to create classes - students with this setting are recognized as teachers by Formative, and teachers cannot join classes. You can check a student's Google Classroom settings by contacting your school's Gsuite administrator.

To get your student in the class, you can always have them join the class using your class code.

What's Next:

Learn how to edit class details!

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