Class Management

Tools and tips to help you manage your CS First Classes

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 Classes in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

CS First Dashboard components

Classes page

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

Classes

This is a list of all your current CS First classes, with class code and active students for each class. 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 and clicking Archive.

Archived classes

View and delete classes that you have archived, or restore them to Current classes.

Join a class

Enter a teacher code to join a class as a co-teacher.

Profile

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

Curriculum page

Access to online student content, teacher resources, and digital materials.

 

Click on any class to view specific class details or to make changes

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

  2. Click on the Units tab to view or edit the details of your class. Here you can:

    • Edit your class name (Note: Class name can also be edited on the Class Header)

    • Add lessons

    • View current lessons

    • Reorganize, remove, and mark lessons as finished

    • Access lesson materials

    • View student progress summary and details

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

    • Reset student passwords and view recent activity and projects

    • Add names for student accounts if needed. (Note: Classes with accounts that are signing in with Workspace for Education will automatically have students’ names displayed in the roster.)

    • 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 there and update your roster in CS First.

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. 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 card 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. Keep in mind, 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 can’t 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.

 

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