If you use Microsoft Teams, sync your classes and students so you don't need to manually create classes or student accounts on Formative! After you do so, your imported students will be able to use their Microsoft login info to log in to Formative as well:

  1. From the "Classes" page, click on the "Microsoft Teams Classroom Sync" button

  2. Log into or select your Microsoft account on the window that appears

  3. Select which classes and students to import:

Your class(es) will appear including all the students currently enrolled in them. You can deselect any classes you don't want to import, as well as deselect any individual students.

The students you import with this sync will have Formative accounts created automatically. To log in to Formative, all they need to do is choose "Sign in with Microsoft" on the Login page.

*If you have a team/school/district Partner account, then any co-teachers in Microsoft Teams will appear on the import window as co-teachers of your Formative classes. You can deselect any co-teachers you don't want to import. Read more about co-teaching here.

If there are any changes to your class roster in Microsoft Teams (ex: a student joins the class), simply click the Microsoft Teams Classroom Sync button again!

Link Microsoft Teams Classroom to existing classes

If you have already created classes and want to sync them with Microsoft Teams, you can do that by following these steps:

  1. Click the blue "Microsoft Teams Classroom Sync" button and sign into Microsoft

  2. Select the class you want to sync and click "Link to existing class"

  3. Select the corresponding class in Formative and click "Link"

  4. Click "Import"

You should now see the Microsoft icon attached to the class bubble.

FAQ and troubleshooting tips

Some of my students are not importing when I do Microsoft Teams Classroom sync.

One reason why your student might not appear is if they have a Teacher account in Formative - in which case, they will need to delete their account before you can import them.

What's Next:

Learn how to view student activity!

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