How do I Add or Import Students?

Christ in Us Administrators and instructors can add students individually or by importing. Student accounts are necessary before you can set up classes. This article will go through the steps to add an individual student and create the student import file.

Manage Student Page

  • Log into Christ in Us as an administrator or instructor.
  • Click the menu icon on the screen's top-left corner.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Click Manage students.

(This image is from an instructor account. Administrator accounts have more options in the menu.)

Add Individual Student

  • Click the Add Student button.

  • Fill out the form with the individual student information.

Please note, most integrations require the username to be the school email address.

Import Students Template

The template file is a   Comma Separated Values (CSV) file. A CSV is a plain text file with a list of data. Use  Excel, Google Docs Spreadsheet, Numbers (mac application), or other similar software to edit the CSV.

Creating the Import File

Most import file columns are required. To avoid errors, do not alter the columns' order or leave out information in a required column. The first two rows are example data. 

Column Letter Column Label Description
A Action (required)

This required field accepts A and U as valid entries.
  • Enter A to add a new student account to the system.  
  • Enter U to update an existing student account already in the system. 
B Student ID (Optional) This is an optional field.
C Username (Required)

Usernames need to be unique within your school or parish Christ in Us site. The username provided in this column will be what the student uses to log in to Christ in Us. If you plan to integrate after importing students, please use their school or parish email address in this field.

D Password (Required) A password is required, and students can change the password of their accounts. 
E First Name (Required) This is a required field.
F Middle Initial (Optional) This is an optional field.
G Last Name (Required) This is a required field.
H Grade (Required) This required field accepts both options list for each grade the following entries:

Grade K
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
I Status Active/Inactive (Optional) This required field accepts Active and Inactive.
  • Active enables the student account.
  • Inactive disable an existing student account.
J School PID (Optional - District Only) Leave this field blank.

Saving the Student Import File

  • Please remember to remove the example rows before saving your student import file. 
  • Save your student import file by selecting  "File > Save As..."
  • On the File Format section of the Save As screen, set it to Comma Separated Values (.csv).

Christ in Us will only import Comma Separated Values (.csv) file formats. Please be sure to select the correct file format, Comma Separated Values (.csv), when saving your file. 

Uploading the import file

  • Return to the Import students page in Christ in Us.
  • Click the "Choose File" button and find the CSV file you created. 
  • Click the Continue button.

Christ in Us will check the import file for errors. The example below shows the password was left out. Please notice the scroll bar above the columns if you need information on an error. If you receive an error on any rows, they will not import, and you should fix them in the file and upload the new saved CSV. 

When the file is error-free, click the Import Roster button.

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