When you find the message Managed by SIS next to accounts or classes, this means your district uses a Student Information System integration tool to manage student, teacher, classroom, and administrator accounts within your district. In order to add or update educator account information, you'll need to first contact your district's IT Staff to complete certain actions.
Prior to logging into Imagine Math, Educators, which includes school administrators and teachers (encompasses all roles equivalent to a teacher role), need to have an Educator account added for them. Their accounts can be added either by sending an invitation, or by physically adding them. Inviting an educator allows them to set up their own password, while adding them allows you to create their password.
As a District Administrator or School Administrator, you can add a school administrator or teacher individually, and you can add multiple teachers, in bulk. If you need to add just one or a few school administrator or teacher accounts, and you wish to create their initial passwords, using the individual method may be easier and quicker. Should you need to add several teachers or all teachers for a school, you may prefer to use the the bulk method, providing you are comfortable editing a CSV file. The Bulk method allows you to add several teachers at once, each to a different (or the same) class. Regardless of the method you choose for adding teacher accounts, the information you'll need is basically the same, though the bulk method requires that you also add a class (classroom) for each teacher. More information about these two methods can be found under Key points.
Currently, Imagine Math requires each educator to have a unique email address specific to the role they perform. If you have an Educator who performs duties in Imagine Math that span multiple roles, you'll need to create multiple accounts, each with its own unique email address. A secondary or personal email address can be used for an additional account, so the educator can still perform all the functions they need to.
Methods for adding School Administrators and Teachers
- Individually add an educator -- Using this method allows you to add one school administrator or teacher at a time, and create their initial password. When using this method, you are asked to provide the first and last name, email address and a password for the school administrator or teacher you are adding (for more information, see Adding educators individually).
- Bulk add teachers and classes -- Using this method allows you to add multiple teachers to a school and assign each one to a different class. This method requires using a CSV file that you must first create from a downloadable template. In the template you supply basically the same information as with the individual method, though you also need to include the class that each teacher will be assigned to. You can then import that file, which in turn adds the teachers to the school. When the upload finishes successfully, you can view and edit the newly added teacher accounts on the Educators page (for more information, see Adding Teachers and Classes in Bulk). If the Class already exists, the teacher will simply be assigned to it; if the class does not yet exist, the Bulk method also creates the class account.