To help keep things friendly and to help you learn names, JumpRope allows school-based users to upload photos for students that will display on the Teacher Dashboard instead of the ugly, generic placeholder that you see without photos. Once uploaded, the student photo is shown in various places throughout JumpRope such as in the location shown here:
Anyone with Backoffice permissions can upload individual student photos by typing in the student's name into the search box in the top right and then choosing the “Edit Photo’ option in the menu of the Student detail window, as shown here:
Currently, uploading student photos in bulk must be done through JumpRope support. To do so, create a zip file that has student photos with the following properties:
- Photos must be in PNG, GIF, or JPG format
- Photos must have a filename of STUDENTID.PNG STUDENTID.gif or STUDENTID.jpg (this is how we'll know which student is which)
- Photos must be less than 300 pixels wide so that things load properly (we can help you convert if necessary)
You don't necessarily have to have a photo for every student, but it's best to do this in bulk instead of one student at a time. Once you have the zip file, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get them loaded into the system as soon as possible.
Special instructions for New York City schools using CAASS: CAASS is a system that many NYC schools have to use to create student ID cards. This system can generate a zip file exactly as described above to save you the trouble. To get the file, you have to contact the CAASS support folks on the phone (usually doesn't take long) and ask for a "student photo dump as a zip file." They'll produce the file and place it on your CAASS server, which someone on your end can then retrieve and sent to JumpRope.
On the roadmap is the ability to upload student photos individually or in bulk to JumpRope without going through JumpRope support and waiting for us to finish the work. Additionally, we're working on the iPad and iPhone apps that will allow you to take the photos and upload them directly. Stay tuned!