Upload a Roster File

You can add students to a class roster by uploading a roster file containing information for each student.

Important: Don't upload a roster for classes that integrate with a supported Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard® or Canvas™.
  1. Open the Roster page.

    From My Classes, click Roster under Class Tools.

  2. At the top of the roster, click Upload.
  3. On the Roster Upload page, click Choose a File.
    1. Navigate to the file you want to upload.
    2. Click Open or Choose, depending on your browser.

    The roster file is uploaded and checked for completeness. If there are problems in the roster file, they are noted under Comments.

    Note: Students are not added to your course yet.
  4. Under Upload Preview, review the roster data.
    • Check that all students are listed and the data are correct.
    • If needed, fix any problems in your roster file, save it, and upload it again (step 3).
  5. Click Submit.
    • The listed students are added to your class roster.
    • Accounts are created for students if the email address or username does not match an existing account.
  6. Optional: To drop students who were not included in your roster file, click Drop Students .
  7. Click Back to My Classes.

After enrolling your students, let them know they have been enrolled. Be sure you include the following information:

  • Students with existing Cengage accounts were enrolled.
  • For students without Cengage accounts, new accounts were created using their email address (or other methodology if not at a U.S. higher education institution) and initial password you specified in the roster file.