Registering Students

Once you are registered on ActiveLearn, you may need to create accounts for your students and colleagues. ActiveLearn makes it easy to upload student information, either individually or in bulk, and then obtain login details for your students.

While independent learners can register themselves, school students need to be registered by a teacher.

Most often, you will want to register a large collection of students all at once, rather than registering a students individually. This can be done by organising information about your students in a spreadsheet or other table format, and then copy/pasting the data into our bulk upload form.

The three essential pieces of information that you must include for every student are:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy – this is used to help ActiveLearn distinguish between students with the same name)

You can also include other useful information for each student:

  • Email address
  • Username
  • Password
  • School year
  • One or more group names (for instance you might want to set up a class group, and one or more subject groups).


Groups are at the core of how students and teachers are organised on ActiveLearn, and are useful for online homework, markbooks, and more. While you can manage groups at any time, it can save a lot of time to include them when registering your students.