Getting started with as a teacher

Read more about how to create a teacher account, set up courses, invite students to participate, and associate teaching assistants.

Creating a teacher account

Before you can start using, you will need to create a teacher account for yourself. Fortunately this only takes a few minutes and gives you instant access.

To create a teacher account,

  • Go to and click "Register" at the top of the window.
  • This brings up the registration window,

  • Make sure that Teacher is selected at the top and select your institution from the drop-down list.
  • If your institution is not listed, select "Other institution" and enter the name of your school below the drop-down list.
  • If you enter a new institution in this way it will be available to all future users, including students, so make sure that name and spelling are correct.
  • Next, enter a valid (active) email address and your desired password (twice to confirm), then press Register.
  • Within a few seconds, you should receive a confirmation email at the address entered with a link you can click to proceed to the final registration page,

  • Complete the registration process by entering your first and last names, then press Complete Registration.
  • After completing the registration process you will be taken to the course overview where you will be guided through setting up your first course by the on-screen getting started guide.

Understanding the course overview

The course overview is the front page and main hub of, as well as the place where you select the currently active course.

From this page you can,

  • Read the latest news and features in in the News section at the top.
  • Select and enter any of the courses that you own or teach by clicking the Select button next to the course name.
  • Create a new course by clicking the button to the right of the list of courses
  • View and attend any available courses that you may have been invited to as student.

Note that users, who initially signed up as teachers can both be teachers and students, while users who were initially invited as students cannot be teachers and create their own courses. Thus, if you started using as a student you must create a new (teacher) account if you at a later stage want to use the system as a teacher.

When you first log in to, you will see the on-screen getting started guide.

By following the steps in this guide, you will be taken through the process of setting up your first course in The guide can be disabled by deselecting Show help at startup at the bottom and pressing Close and enabled again at any later time in the personal profile.

Managing your personal profile

Your personal profile contains information about your name, password, and email as well as other settings that apply throughout You access the profile settings via the menu with your name in the top right hand corner of the window.

Select the option Edit Profile to,

  • Change your first name(s) and/or last name as they appear throughout
  • Change your log on password. Do do this, enter your current password in the Current Password field, then type the desired new password below (twice to confirm).
  • Decide if you want help and tutorials to show automatically or not.
  • Decide if you want to receive email alerts when new questions are posted, when one of your answers is reviewed, and/or when you recieve a new review task (for students).
  • Your institution, user ID, role, and email address are fixed for a given profile and cannot be changed. If you are going to teach in two different institutions you will need to separate teacher accounts.

Editing course settings

On the course settings page you control global course settings, such as the course title and subject area, the active period of the course, and default grading settings. You access the settings by selecting Course Settings from the menu at the top with the name of the course. Please note that this menu is first available once you have selected a course from the Course Overview.

In the course settings you can edit the following information.

General tab:

  • Change the course name.
  • Define a course subject area with up to three levels. These follow largely the classification of science and technology as defined by the OECD in 2007.
  • Define start and end dates for the course. These fields must be completed and control when the course is active. Students can still see inactive courses in their course overview, but they cannot enter them. To modify the dates, either press the icon and select a date from the calendar, or type a date (YYYY-MM-DD format).

Assessment tab:

  • Select if you want peer review to be available on this course. If peer review is enabled, each question can still be customised to either use it or not use it. Currently, the only available peer review mode is "Random assignment with equal distribution", which means that reviews are assigned randomly among active students in a way that ensures they each get a similar number of reviews.

  • Select if you want grading to be available on this course. If grading is enabled, each question can still be customised to either use grading or not, or even to use another grading scheme. On the other hand, if grading is disabled for the course, questions cannot include grading. Several types of grading scales are available, including simple pass/fail, a percentage (0-100%), any value, or several standard grading scales (Danish, US, and ECTS).

    For the options Any value and Percentage (0-100%) it must additionally be stated what the minimum value for passing is.

Adding students to a course

To get an overview of the students registered on your course, their performance and status, as well as to register students on a course, select Show Students from the course menu at the top of the window.

When you first enter this page on a new course, the list of students at the top will be empty.

In, students are identified by a student ID and a class name. To register students on the course,

  • Enter a list of student IDs and class names in the Student Registration text box at the bottom of the page.

  • There must be only one student ID and class name per line and the two must be separated by whitespace (one or more space or tab characters).
  • Press Update to update the list of registered students.

  • If you want to remove student IDs from the list, simply edit the list or paste in the updated list and press Update again. Note that you can only un-register students that have not yet signed up for the course.
  • After updating you should see the list of registered student IDs in the table above. If any of the students have used before, they will appear with their name as well. For the other students, names will appear as soon as they create an account using the student ID (ticket) provided. This also ensures that they immediately will see and be able to join your course.

TIP: Importing a large number of students

If you need to register a large number of students on a course, it is usually easiest to try to obtain a list of student IDs and class names from your institution's administration in tabular format such as CSV (Comma-Separated Values, .csv) or Microsoft Excel (.xls/.xlsx).

Then, to import the student IDs,

  • Reorganise the columns using a spreadsheet program (e.g. Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers) so you have only student ID (column A) followed by class (column B).
  • Select the appropriate range of cells and press CTRL+C (Windows) or command+C (Mac) to copy the data to the clipboard.

  • Paste the data directly into the register students form in and press Update.

Which number should I use for student ID (ticket)?

Typically a student number or other identification number is used as ticket or student ID, and in principle, any number will do as long as it is unique at the institution. The students will also need to know which number to use as they will need this (their ticket) during registration.

The following institutions have standard student IDs,

  • Aarhus University: The student ID ("√•rskortnummer") is used, not the AU ID.

Adding other teachers to a course

To add other teachers to your course, such as lecturers and teaching assistants and control their privileges, select Show Teachers from the course menu at the top of the window.

Initially, for a new course, you will be the only teacher associated with the course and have full priveleges as course administrator. This can be seen next to your name in the table, where the role is defined as (teacher, course organiser).

To add other persons to your course as teachers, they must have a account. Any user can become teacher, regardless of whether they initially signed up as a student or teacher. If you want to add someone who it not yet a user, please ask them to create a teacher account from the home page first. Once they have completed the registration process, you can come back to this page and add them as teachers.

To add an existing user as teacher,

  • Locate the person by search for his or her name in the search field in the section Make existing users teachers/organisers.
  • Click the name of the user to enter the Manage Teacher page and set their privileges on this course.
  • Select either to add the user as Teacher/instructor on this course or Organiser of this course and press Update Settings.
  • Teachers/instructors get the full teacher view of the course exercises, including access to all student responses and grading, but cannot add or edit questions and answers.
  • Course organisers have the same privileges as teachers/instructors but can in addition add, edit, and remove questions as well as edit the course settings.

  • If the course consists of several classes, it is additionally possible to select which class this teacher is responsible for. In this case, the course overview will only show student results from the selected class. If no class is selected, results for all students will be shown for this teacher.

Managing several courses

With your teacher account, you can participate in an unlimited number of courses, which are all listed on the Course Overview. These can be courses that you have created yourself or courses that other teachers have created and invited you to participate in, either as a student or as a teacher. However, if you first created your account by being invited as a student to a course, you cannot use this account as a teacher account. In this case, go to the front page and create a new teacher account.

From the course overview screen you can see a list and enter any of the courses that you participate in (provided that they are active),

In addition, you can use the course management tool to control the courses that you are authorised to access. To enter this, select Manage Courses from the Tools menu at the top of the window.

On this page you can,

  • Get an overview of your courses, including the number of exercises, answers, and reviews on each course.
  • Delete a course completely, by selecting the course from the dropdown menu and pressing Remove Course. Please note that this operation deletes all associated questions, answers, and reviews on the course and cannot be undone.