Creating a class in the Imagine Math suite

 Note

This article applies to Imagine Math and Imagine Math Facts.

If you are an Administrator or Teacher, you can create classes in Imagine Math. When creating a class, you have the option to restrict students from avatar-building during specific days and hours, allow students to use the built-in calculator, allow Imagine Math to handle pathway enrollments, and enable sound effects. 

 Caution

If your organization uses a Student Information System (SIS) integration tool, some edits/additions must be made through the SIS rather than in Imagine Math. Check with your district's IT staff if you have questions about which changes can be made manually versus which changes must be sent to Imagine Learning in the sync files.

Before you begin:

  • Check with your district to ensure that classes are not being automatically managed by a SIS integration tool. 
  • Check with your Site Administrator or District Administrator to ensure that your school has already been created and configured in the Imagine Math suite.

To create a class:

  1. Log in to the Imagine Math portal.
  2. If you are a School Administrator or Teacher, click Management > Classrooms in the left navigation pane.

     Note

    District Administrators: Click Management > Schools in the left navigation pane, then click Classes for the applicable school. 

    Customer Administrators
    : Click Management > Organizations in the left navigation pane, click Schools by the applicable district, then click Classes for the applicable school. 

  3. Click Create a Class.

  4. The Create a Class page opens.

     Note

    If your school or district has purchased both Imagine Math and Imagine Math Facts, you'll see class settings for both products. If your school or district has only purchased one product, you'll only see class settings for the applicable product. 

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  5. Enter a name for your class. If you have multiple classes, use names that easily identify each one. (For example, you can use a "subject - period or block"  or "teacher name - grade level" naming convention.)

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  6. Optional: If you are creating a class with students in Grade 3 and up, use the drop-down menus to select times that students will be blocked from working on their avatars.

  7. If your organization purchased Imagine Math: Use the checkboxes to answer the questions about class settings for Imagine Math. Checking the box indicates Yes and leaving the box unchecked means No. The default setting is Yes for all four questions.

    Setting Description
    Allow students in this class to use the built-in calculator?

    Allows  students to use the built-in calculator for math problems. 

     Note

    Even if you disable the built-in calculator, it will still appear for some items on the Benchmark assessment where it has been deemed necessary by our partner, MetaMetrics.

    Enable sound effects while students are doing math?

    Allows sound effects to play during Imagine Math sessions. 

    Active

    Activates or deactivates the class. Classes that are active are visible to students, and students in those classes can log in to Imagine Math Grade 3+. (For more information, see Activating or deactivating a class.)

  8. If your organization purchased Imagine Math Facts: Use the checkboxes to answer the questions about class settings for Imagine Math Facts. Checking the box means Yes and leaving the box unchecked means No. The default setting is No for both options.
    Setting Description
    Operation Ordering

    This setting requires students to pass an operation with 90% or greater on the post-test before they can move on to the next operation, and specifies the order in which students complete different operations. By default, the order of operations is: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

    To reorder the operations, click the left or right arrow to move an operation one position to the left or right.

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     Notes

    • If you enable order of operations or change the order of operations while students are in the middle of an operation, no progress or student data will be lost. For example, if a student started with multiplication and were halfway through it when the operation order was set to {addition, subtraction, multiplication, division}, then they would only be able to play addition. After mastering addition, they could then play subtraction. After completing subtraction, they would resume their multiplication game from where they had left off (half way through).
    • Operations Ordering can also be established for the entire school or for individual students by editing their student account. Enabling the setting has a "trickle down" effect: If you enable it for the whole school, then it is enabled for all classrooms and all students. If you change it for 1 student or 1 class, your change overrides the previous selection. For example, you can enable it for the whole school and then turn it off for 1 or more classes or students, or set a different order of operations for 1 or more classes or students.
    Friendly Mode

    Specifies whether or not to enable Friendly Mode. When Friendly Mode is enabled, most enemies won't attack the student's avatar if they answer a question incorrectly, and if they do attack, the enemies won't cause any damage. We recommend enabling this for your youngest groups of students if you think they might be frightened by the enemy attacks.

     Note

    This setting can also be enabled for the whole school or on a student-by-student basis. It has a "trickle down" effect just like Operation Ordering.

  9. Click Save at the bottom of the page.
  10. You will receive a confirmation message and your class will now be listed in the Active Classes portion of the Classes page.

 Next steps

Administrators can assign or unassign teachers to the classroom, and teachers and administrators can add students to classrooms once they are created.