With a school account, there are several ways to onboard students:
- Creating accounts using a CSV file
- Sharing an invitation code that students will be asked to enter while they sign up
- Using LTI integration with Canvas LMS to automatically create student and teacher accounts
- Using G Suite integration
From the My School link in the top navigation bar, select School settings. Scroll to the bottom, and click the blue Add Students to School button.
A dialogue box will open. Download the provided template and fill in your students' information. Passwords must be at least 8 characters with both numbers and letters, and the CSV is capped at 500 users. After uploading the filled in CSV, the accounts will be created and students can log in to their accounts.
Group Invitation Code
Another method is via group invitation codes. As your teachers set up their accounts, they will create groups for each of their classes. Each group has its own invitation code. Students can enter the code as they register themselves.
LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability)
If enabled by ThingLink staff, administrators will see LTI as the final tab in the left menu under My School. LTI is a protocol that lets LMS tools to “embed” other tools transparently. These are known as “Tool Providers” and our LTI integration lets Thinglink be a Tool Provider for any LMS that supports LTI.
If you wish to enable LTI for your organization, contact your ThingLink Account Manager.
Learn more about LTI here.
G Suite integration
If your school or district uses G Suite, you can enable our G Suite integration that will automatically add all students and teachers from your domain to your School on ThingLink as long as they are signing in with their Google accounts.
Learn more about the G Suite integration here.