Add a Student

You can add a single student to your class in WebAssign.

Note If you manage your K-12 course through NGLSync, this feature is available from your NGLSync instructor dashboard and disabled in your WebAssign course.

You might have a student enroll or transfer to your course after you uploaded the roster.

Note You cannot update your students' WebAssign or Cengage account details like name, email address, or student ID.

Students can update their Cengage account details at Those changes are updated in WebAssign the next time the student signs in to WebAssign.

  1. Open the Roster page.

    From My Classes, click Roster under Class Tools.

  2. Click Add Student.
  3. In the Add User window, enter the student's information.
    Student Data Required? Description
    Username Required If the student you are enrolling already has a WebAssign account, specify the student's existing username.

    Otherwise, create a new username for the student. If you enrolled students from a roster, follow the same username convention you used for your other students.

    Usernames in WebAssign can contain letters, numbers, and the following characters: underscore (_), hyphen (-), and period (.). Usernames are not case-sensitive, so MaryAllen, maryallen, and mArYaLlEn are all the same username.

    Institution Required
    Important Do not change the institution. This is already set to your school.
    FullName Required Enter the student's full name using the format lastname,firstname.
    Password Required Enter a password for the student.

    The password is ignored, but must be specified, if you are adding a student with an existing WebAssign account.

    Email Recommended Include the email address, if possible, so your student can:
    • look up their username if needed
    • reset their password
    • set up email notifications for assignments
    Nickname Optional You can specify a nickname for a student that is displayed on your Roster page next to the student's name.
    ID Number Recommended Including student IDs when available helps uniquely identify each student in WebAssign.
  4. If the username you selected already exists, either create a new user or enroll the existing user.

    A message is displayed if the username you specified already exists in WebAssign.

    To do thisDo this
    Enroll a student who does not already have a WebAssign account
    1. Change the username.

      You might add a number to the end of the username.

    2. Specify a password.

      The password information you specified is removed if the username you specified already exists in WebAssign.

    Enroll a student who already has a WebAssign account and gave you the username
    1. Click the link labeled here on the Add User page.
  5. Click Save.

The student is added to your class roster.

  • If you added a new student, give the student his or her username and initial password.
  • If you added an existing student, the student's username and password are not changed.

Either close the Add User window or click Add Another Student.