Managing CS First Classes

Tools and tips to help you manage your CS First Classes

Class Management

Your CS First Dashboard

Your CS First dashboard contains information related to your CS First account. To access your account dashboard, sign in to the CS First website. As you navigate the CS First website, you can return to your dashboard by clicking on My dashboard in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

 

CS First Dashboard components

Plus (+) button

Use the + button to create a new class, join a class (as a co-teacher or if a student needs to enter a class code), and/or to create a new project in the Scratch for CS First editor.

Classes

This is a list of all your current CS First classes. Click on any class to view it in more detail or to make changes. You can archive and reorder classes by clicking the three dots to the right of a class name.

You must be signed in to the CS First website to access the Classes page.

Archived classes

View and delete classes that you have archived, or restore them as current classes.

Projects

View and access any projects you have created in the Scratch for CS First editor. Note: This is not where you will access your students' projects, this is only for projects you (the teacher) have created.

Profile

Access Google account services and/or delete your CS First account.

Class View

Visit your Classes page and click on a specific class to see a detailed view of that class.

  • Use the Units tab to view or edit the details of your class. Here you can:

    • Edit your class name (pencil icon located in the Class Header).

    • Add units.

    • View current units.

    • Reorganize, remove, and mark lessons as finished.

    • Access lesson materials.

    • View progress summary and other details pertaining to student progress.

  • Click the People tab to manage students and co-teachers for your class. Here you can, 

    • Add names for student accounts if needed.

    • Reset student passwords and view recent activity and projects (click on clipboard icon).

    • Remove students.

    • View and remove co-teachers.

    • Access instructions for co-teachers to join your class.

    • If you’ve imported your roster from Google Classroom, you will add and remove students and co-teachers in Google Classroom, but you will need to manually update your roster for CS First here by clicking on Import changes.

 

Student Management

Add students to your class

Visit this help article for details and instructions on how to add students to your class(es).

Add names to student accounts

If you opted to have your students sign in with CS First accounts, you will not see any names associated with the accounts. To add names to your roster:

  1. Visit your Classes page and click on the people icon for your class.

  2. Click on Add name for each student account.

    1. Please note: Student names are not saved on the internet or Google’s servers, they are only saved on the device and browser where you (the teacher) entered them. If student names are not appearing for you, try signing in on the same device/browser you used to enter them on.
  3. Create a back-up roster to track student accounts and names.

Reset student passwords

  1. Visit your Classes page and click on the people icon for your class.

  2. Find the student account whose password you want to reset.

  3. Click on the three vertical dots at the right of the student account.

  4. Click Reset password.

  5. A confirmation message will appear on your screen. Click Reset & download new password.

  6. The new password will appear on screen and will be downloaded to your device with file name formatted like this: CS First Password Reset - Student username - Class name (class code).csv.

View your students' projects

To view your students’ projects in CS First:

  1. Visit your Classes page.

  2. Click on the class you want to access.

  3. Click on the People tab (next to Units).

  4. Click on the clipboard icon (on the far right of each row) to access each student’s draft or submitted projects.

To view your students’ projects in Google Classroom:

If students have shared their projects to Google Classroom, use your teacher account to sign into Google Classroom and navigate to Student Work.

Note: Your assignment must have a due date in order for students to be able to share their CS First projects in the Scratch for CS First editor, and for you to be able to access their projects via Google Classroom.
 

Peer sharing of CS First Projects

Students cannot directly share their projects with one another in Scratch for CS First. For some ideas of how to foster collaboration among students visit Share student projects.

Delete student accounts

To remove a student from your class:

  1. Visit your Classes page.

  2. Click on the class you want to access.

  3. Click on the People tab (next to Units).

  4. Hover over a student’s row.

  5. Click the three vertical dots on the far right side of the row.

  6. Click Remove student from class.

 

If you imported your student roster from Google Classroom, follow these steps:

  1. Delete the student in Google Classroom.

  2. Sign in to CS First.

  3. Navigate to your class in CS First.

  4. Open the People page for that class.

  5. On the right side, click Import changes.

Co-teacher Management

Add a co-teacher to your class.

Visit this help article for details and instructions on how to add a co-teacher to your class(es).

Remove a co-teacher from your class

To remove a co-teacher from your class:

  1. Visit your Classes page.

  2. Click on the class you want to access.

  3. Click on the People tab (next to Units).

  4. Scroll down to the Co-teachers section and hover over the co-teacher's row.

  5. Click the three vertical dots on the far right side of the row.

  6. Click Remove teacher then click Yes, remove went prompted.

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