It is often handy to have a unique identifier for each student that is common between Sapling and your school's grade-reporting system. That is exactly the purpose of the Student ID field in a student's Sapling Learning profile. Some professors prefer to have students enter their own student ID. Others prefer to add the IDs directly into Sapling via file upload. Your Client Success Specialist can help you with either of these methods.
Upload student IDs from a file
- Go to Course Management > Participants.
- Click Export roster.
- Enter or edit the ID numbers as needed.
- Click Update users via upload.
- Click Select a file to upload and choose the appropriate file.
- Click Upload.
Require students to enter their own IDs
Your Client Success Specialist can turn on this feature by request at any point during the term. Once turned on, students who don't already have their ID in their profile will be prompted to enter it next time they visit the course, and they will be prevented from completing assignments until they enter something.
Important note: Students tend to be confused why Sapling Learning would be asking for their university ID, and so many of them enter their Sapling Learning username instead. Please announce to your students that we are indeed asking for the university ID.