Users with Admin access to Discovery Education can bulk import teachers, students, classes, and rosters into Discovery Education. If you are able to pull this data from your data management system into .CSV files to use with our Bulk Upload Tool, this is your best option.
If you are the school/district administrator, but do not have a My Admin tile on your My DE homepage, please call 1-800-323-9084, prompt #1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can transition your account to have Admin access.
Bulk Import Process
Access the Admin Portal by clicking on the My Admin tile on your My DE homepage.
From the Tools menu at the top of the page, click User Import. From here, you have five different uploads you can select from. Each upload provides a template which can be downloaded and will give you the column headers needed for your .CSV file. You can also click the Details link under each file type to see required fields and example values.
For user security, passwords are not accepted as an import field. New teachers not set up for Single Sign-on will need to request a password reset upon first login. For students not set up with Single Sign-on, the Student ID is used as a one-time password. Upon first login, each student will be prompted to update their password.
Learn more about imports for Single Sign-On districts.
To help prevent errors, please be sure that each file is saved in .CSV format and that the file name contains the word “teacher” or “student” or “class” or “roster”, depending on the type of import you are completing. Uploaded files begin the validation and import process immediately. Once files have been validated and imported, they may be reviewed for errors under the History tab of Bulk Import. If error correction is needed, we recommend importing a new file with only the corrections.
Once your teachers and students are imported, you can decide if you wish to complete class and roster uploads. These uploads will generate classes within Discovery Education as well as add teachers and students to those classes. The templates will guide you through the requirements for each file. If you prefer, teachers can create their own classes manually and add students to their classes (unless your district has disabled this option).
For additional support on creating import files, please read our CSV Import Quick Start Guide.
Alternatively, learn more about manual user account and class creation.