How do I add students and teachers?
There are two methods of adding users to an Organization: external authentication and manual creation with a CSV file. External authentication is included in the District license, and we strongly encourage all districts to use this option.
External authentication is the option that requires the least administrative work for your district, and it will ensure that all user information is added accurately and securely. VoiceThread can authenticate through LDAP/Active Directory, Shibboleth, and Moodle, among other options. Click here to learn more about all of the authentication options available.
Along with external authentication, the District license includes the VoiceThread Information Systems Integration (VISI). This system automatically creates Course Groups based on data from your school's or district's Information Management System. Before they ever sign into their accounts, students and educators will be members of the correct Course Groups. This makes setup much easier for teachers because they will not need to create their own Groups. VISI will also sort users into the correct School Organizations automatically. Click here to learn more about VISI.
Please contact us if you would like to set up these integration options for your district.
Manual Account Creation
If you are a District-level or School-level Administrator, please refer to the appropriate Guide below for manual account creation.