Add staff

Invite your teachers to join your center on Playground

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Written by Sasha Reiss
Updated over a week ago

From the Admin Dashboard, click the Staff tab on the left hand side. Here you will see a list of your staff. You have two options for adding teachers:

  1. In bulk via roster upload

  2. One at a time via manual form

How to add multiple teachers via roster upload

Adding teachers via a roster is recommended when you're adding multiple staff members at once.

Click "Download roster" in the top right corner of the Staff tab to download the CSV template. Replace the sample information or existing staff information with new staff data. You should have the following column headers in your .csv file:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Job Title

  • Classroom

For job title, only enter either Teacher or Administrator. Classroom is an optional field, so leave this blank if you don't want to assign a staff member to a class.

On the Staff tab, click the blue "Add Staff" button to open a dropdown menu and then click "Upload multiple staff via roster." You'll be brought to a new page where you can select your staff roster from the files on your computer; click "Upload" to reach a review page and then "Confirm" to confirm the upload. Playground will then automatically send an email with a sign-up link to all the staff added via this roster

How to add one teacher

To add an individual teacher, click the blue "Add Staff" button to open a dropdown menu and then click "Add single staff."

The Add Staff Member window will appear. Fill out the teacher's information—only the Classroom field is optional—and then click "Save". When you click "Save," Playground automatically sends the new staff member a sign-up email to join your center and activate their teacher account.

Inviting a teacher

Regardless of whether a teacher is added via roster upload or individually, sign-up emails are automatically sent as soon as the teacher is saved. You can send a teacher a signup email again by clicking on the three-dot menu to the right of their name and clicking either "Sign-up link" to automatically send them a link or "Copy link" to copy a unique link that you can then share with your staff member.

Teachers need to create an account via the email link they receive. After making their account, they should download and sign into the Playground mobile app. Teachers must be signed into the app to sign students in, message parents, and submit wellness checks.

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