What are co-teachers?
Co-teachers are supplementary teachers assigned to sections in your SIS but are not considered the primary teacher. Clever's ability to sync co-teachers depends on your sync type; find your sync type below for more information.
Please note that some connected applications may not support co-teachers at this time:
- If you notice that co-teachers are missing from your connected application, first check your data in Clever. If co-teachers are missing in Clever, please read the information below on how to add them to Clever.
- If co-teachers are syncing to your Clever account but missing from your connected application, please reach out to that application team to learn how their system handles multiple teachers.
Adding co-teachers in SFTP syncs
The "Teacher_id" column in the sections.csv file indicates the primary teacher for that section. Multiple teachers are added to sections through the "Teacher_2_id", "Teacher_3_id", and "Teacher_4_id" columns.
Your sections.csv file may look something like this:
Each teacher_id must correspond to a record in the teachers.csv file. Check out Clever's SFTP spec for more information on CSV formatting; page 13 outlines the multiple teacher_id fields. Once the multiple teacher_id fields are added to the sections.csv file, as well as the teachers.csv file, upload the updated files to Clever.
Adding co-teachers in SIS-Managed Auto Syncs
Please reach out to your SIS if you would like co-teachers added to your sync. Similar to the process for SFTP syncs, your SIS will need to add multiple teachers through the "Teacher_2_id", "Teacher_3_id", and "Teacher_4_id" fields in the sections.csv sent to Clever. Click here to learn more about SIS-Managed Auto Syncs.
Syncing co-teachers in Clever-Managed Auto Syncs
To learn if your Auto Sync supports co-teachers, please go to the Clever-Managed Auto Sync page here and select your SIS page. The Auto Sync's "Functionality" section at the top of that page will indicate if the Auto Sync can support co-teachers. Auto Syncs that support co-teachers will bring them into Clever automatically. For example:
Adding co-teachers manually in Clever
If your sync does not support the export of co-teachers, Clever Support can enable the ability to manually add co-teachers to sections directly from a section's detail page. Sections can be easily accessed using the search bar at the top of your Clever dashboard.
Please allow up to 24 hours for manually added co-teachers to synced by connected applications. If you do not see co-teachers appear in the application, you can contact the application's support team to confirm they support co-teachers on their platform.