Student IDs work within EdAlive Central to uniquely identify Students so that the import features may be used. The EdAlive Central system will work without Student IDs however they are designed to automate many functions particularly, in regard to the rollover of Classes from one year to another. Without the implementation of Student IDs, Student Accounts will need to be manually rolled over each year by Teachers or Administrators who will need to individually edit each Student’s details.
It is essential to include Student IDs if you intend to use any of the bulk Student import features. We strongly recommend that School IDs are included from the initial creation of Student Accounts. This will greatly simplify School and Class administration functions including the annual end of year rollover of classes
Student IDs work to uniquely identify Students and correctly link them to their corresponding account so that their details may be updated through one of the import functions. This allows a School to change Student details such as their First Name, Last Name or Class whilst maintaining a constant unchangeable field that can be used to match the record with the student’s details contained in the import file. Whether a Student’s details are changed intentionally or accidentally their progress will remain intact and any details that are changed can be reverted back.
New Student Accounts that are created as a result of an import that contains Student IDs will have these Student IDs attached to them. For instructions see the respective Class Import and School Import entries.
If your school has existing Student Accounts that do not have Student IDs and you wish to do an import please contact us for support with the list of Students and their Student IDs to be updated.