Note: For additional information on adding students to a Google Classroom after importing it, see this article

If you want to simplify account creation for your students, you'll need to make their accounts ahead of time. In the Classes tab, click "New Student" to add one at a time, or "Add Many Students" to add several.

Enter a name for your student or students (this does not have to be their full name), and assign a password to them. Note that students can change their passwords later, so something simple will work.

Once you have added your students, they will appear in your classroom. They will be automatically assigned a username, and you can change those usernames by clicking on them. Students can log in at using their username and password, or they can log in to your classroom, click their name, and enter their password.

Caution: do not have your students log into your classroom if your roster needs to be kept private. For more information, see this article: Keeping rosters private - FERPA & HIPAA Compliance

Also Note: Boom usernames are not the same thing as the student's "friendly" name. For example, this student would sign in using "demokid", not "Demo Student"

You can also use login cards to make it easier for your students to sign in and remember their username. Making login cards with passwords will assign students random passwords instead of giving them all the same password.

For pre-K to 2nd grade students, we recommend using picture passwords instead of alphanumeric passwords.

Good to know: Giving all students the same password will allow students to sign in as each other. Encourage your students to change their password as soon as they log in, and not to share it with their classmates. Locking a classroom will prevent your students from changing their name and avatar, and will prevent students from creating additional accounts, but will not prevent them from changing their password.

If you need additional student seats, take a look at "Which Membership Should I Choose?" for information and next steps.