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How do I create a new seating plan?

The easiest way is to follow the on-screen tutorial that will appear if you haven't yet created a seating plan.

Either click the 'Create new seating plan button' on the home page, or select the link from the 'Seating plans' menu.

From the drop down menu, select the class that you wish to make a seating plan for. If this list is empty: How do I import a new class?

Next, select the classroom that you wish to put the students into. If this list is empty: How do I create a new classroom?

If your school has a Platinum subscription, you will see a second box labelled 'School classrooms'. Instead of creating your own classroom, you can search for one created by any other teacher in your school and use that instead.

Click 'Create seating plan'.

A random seating plan will have been created. If there are more students than seats, some students will have been placed in the waiting area tab on the right of your screen. Now it's time to customise your seating plan.

Clicking the 'Rearrange' button on the sidebar will bring up some options for automatically arranging your seating plan. 'Simple sorting' allows you to sort students by one or two specific criteria, whereas 'Smart sorting' uses an intelligent algorithm to arrange by multiple factors at once. How do I sort by grades?

When you're happy with the settings, click 'Regenerate seating plan' to create the new layout.

8 To complete your seating plan, drag and drop the students around the classroom. Drag one student onto another to swap their positions.

Click the 'Save' button when you're happy with the layout.

Use the controls on the sidebar to finetune how your seating plan appears.

Updated on: 27/02/2024

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